We received word that our principal is moving to another school a few weeks ago and on the last PD day we met the new principal for next year. I've received a resounded "No" from my current P that sped is where it's at for me or I can leave. Not worded like that but definitely a "No you won't be moved out of sped" and to me that's an ultimatum because though I want to stay at the school I refuse to stay in my current position. Those I trust keep telling me to wait for the new principal becasue they might change things. I've looked and my P pretty much kept people where they wanted to stay or moved people IF THEY wanted to move and if they didn't to placate they were moved with their teaching partner so they can stay a team. In a nutshell, everyone is happy.....but me. Some are eh on moving from 3rd to 2nd, etc but moving with their teaching BFF for the last 3-5 years has softened the blow and they can deal. It's all very clichy. My it's my inexperienced view but I just cannot see a new principal coming in and shifting things around. Especially me. Our new P has said they want to meet with us this summer to chat and get to know us so the communication is open. I mean they said straight up "Call me up this summer and we can meet at Starbucks or Panera and talk if you're in town" I would tell them anyway but would it be pointless to ask? I mean I feel like there could be 100 applicants salivating over my position and every other position open and I'd still get a "No TeachCafe, you're staying in sped" (and after going to a job fair there are MANY salivating over getting in my district and wanting my position) At this point, I'm resigning anyway because it's either stay in your position, hope your P moves you or resign because transfers are closed and you're locked at your campus....only your P can move you now. I knew Ps had power but this method sounds Godly like....they hold ALL the cards and you're completely powerless....all you can do is leave.