I know my post is long, but I'm dire need of your help. In December I had to take medical leave to receive chemo treatments. A teacher from the elementary school was brought over to fill in while I was out. I was expected to be out six weeks, but due to uncontrolled circumstances, I was out longer. I kept in contact with my principal through it all. When I got the date of my return, I informed her. After a few days, we spoke again. This time she told me the other teacher would stay in the room until the end of the year to give the kids some continuity. I reluctantly said okay. We hung up and I started questioning what did all of that mean for me so I called her back. She told me I would be in another room helping with some sped and ELL students and assured me again it would be until the end of the year. Over the weekend I got a phone call from another teacher who said the teacher was boxing some of my things. I didn't think anything about it. I knew she would be there until the end of the year so I thought maybe she needed some room for some of her stuff. She also informed me that one of our special education teachers would be moving back to the elementary school. I returned to work that Monday and found the key to the new room in my mailbox. I went to the room and saw boxes randomly and messily placed on and around a desk as I walked in the classroom. I thought wow she's already packing her things to go back to the elementary school. I sat at a desk and waited for the teacher to come and was looking around the room when I recognized some things sticking out of the boxes. It hit me like a ton of bricks. Those were my things! All of it! Every bit of it! My classroom had been cleaned out and the contents had been delivered to this room and nobody told me! I immediately called my principal. She explained that she asked the other teacher to pack up my things so I wouldn't have to when I came. I asked why would my things need to be packed in the first place? She didn't answer. I reminded her of our conversation we had just had a few days ago when she told me that the elementary teacher would only be there until the end of the year. At this point I was livid because I realized what was happening. Up until this point she had not given me any indication that this was going to happen. I told her what seemed like a temporary situation now seemed permanent and asked what did this mean long term. She simply stated that if I wanted a job there's an opening in the sped department. I said so you're telling me my job is no longer mine, and I asked this several times, but she would never said no, she just kept saying that if I want a job there's an opening in the sped department. She said she had spoken to the sped director and the sped director said that if I liked the job that I could come back next year. So...if I don't like it, I'm out of a job?! I decided to ask her one last question, and her answer shocked me to my core. I asked her if I had not gotten sick and didn't need two months of chemo would I still have my job and she said yes. I was done talking to her at that point. She was on her way to a conference. I simply told her to have a good day, and I hung up the phone. I couldn't believe it, but that wouldn't be the worse thing I would hear that day. It continued to get worse. What was happening? I had just returned to the school I love after enduring months of chemo. I felt like I could conquer the world. Now there I was standing outside a classroom crying my eyes out like I had lost everything I loved Honestly, that's exactly how I felt. I had no idea it was about to get worse. After talking with teachers in my department and several other teachers and staff, the information I received had me so shocked that I remained upset and saddened for the rest of the week. As a matter of fact, I still am. Here's where things take a strange and unnecessary turn. The day that I called the principal and discussed my return, she and the assistant principal went around the school and either told people directly or told them to spread the word that I would be going to the sped department to finish the year and the other teacher would finish the year in my room, which I knew. But here's the strange part; that she would be here next year and that I would be in sped next year! That I had spoken to the principal about it and had agreed to it and had wished the other teacher well! ALL LIES. Why was the entire school notified about next year, on the same day that I spoke to the principal but we never discussed any of that. Then she gives the new teacher the go ahead to move my stuff! She even told the new teacher those same lies about me know and agreeing to everything. It can't get any worse right? Wrong! So now I also learn that the teacher who is moving to the elementary is actually moving back immediately, and I'll have the students on my own. I'm not even sped certified! As it happened with me, all the staff found out this lady was being moved before she did also. She was attending a workshop and did not find out until that Friday and the the staff found out the day before. Things get better with time, right? So as the week goes by, I'm hoping to get some resolve. I waited for my principal to call me to her office to have a face to face with me to explain everything. She never said a word to me. She carried on as if nothing even happened. I didn't know what to make of it. Then came that Thursday that just broke my spirit and brought me to this forum for help. The sped teacher who's moving to the elementary school had to go to an IEP meeting that morning. About an hour later she came back into the room with this lady that I recognized but had never spoken to nor had been formally introduced to. She had a confused look on her face as she walked in my direction. She reached her hand out and introduced herself as the sped director and offered an apology. I didn't know why she was apologizing, but I assumed she had heard about all the drama and was feeling sorry for me. She said she would be back to talk to me and gave me a hug and apologized again and left. When she left the sped teacher identified the woman as the sped director and explained that the principal had lied! It all came back to me at that moment and so did the anger! The principal had told me on Monday that she had spoken to the sped director, and told me the sped director said that if I liked sped I could come back next year. The sped director never said that! She had no idea I was even there. She also had no idea that the sped teacher was going back to the elementary school that week! She even told her that she didn't have to take the job if she didn't want it! After hearing this, I was completely broken at that point. I simply felt out of place. I thought I had a good relationship with my principal and never expected to be treated like this. Never have I been reprimanded for anything. Never have I gotten a bad teacher observation. Never have I been told I have bad classroom management. Nothing! I get along with everyone. I respect everyone. I absolutely love my students, and I work to the best of my ability. Oh, did I mention I was not only the teacher of the year for my school but also for my district too last year? Can anyone give me any advice? I've never been in a situation like this. Where do I go from here? I've been teaching for almost ten years. I've never experienced anything like this. Thanks for caring!