Last year I had a medical issue that made the year really difficult. I had surgery and recovered and should be raring to go. This year I have a new principal who micromanages ridiculous stuff, and at the same time seems to feel the specials teachers are beneath her. One minute she's not interested, the next she's laying down decrees about specific ways to do things. Then she changes her mind and decides that you're not supposed to be doing things the way she told you to do it a few months ago. I'm certain she thinks I'm completely inept and I highly doubt I'll get a decent reference from her. I am so sad every day. I haven't felt like this since I was in a corporate situation and trying to get out because I was in the wrong field. I'm good at my job, and up to this year, I loved it. Its amazing how one person in a management position can crush you.