First of all, HELLO A-Z! LTNS! I actually found a very old thread of mine from March 2010 when I was doing an old blog post search. So cool to be back! Love an old school forum! Facebook is so public anymore and sometimes you need answers without anyone knowing who you are. ;-) Anyway - - I've been teaching sped now for 13 years in the same district. I'd always had qualms about our sped department and the way we're treated by peers, etc. But this year really takes the cake. I teach K-2 self-contained - this my 10th year in this position. I find myself very angry this year and it's really come to a head. It started when teachers were given a choice between teaching remote or hybrid. I chose hybrid. The 3-5 teacher in our building chose remote. So the only thing our sped dept could come up with - was that I teach K-5 hybrid. Long story short - it's been an extremely stressful year for me for a lot of different reasons. At one point, I was actually ready to quit my job. A job that I loved. Just quit. I was so absolutely frustrated - - not with my building - but with the sped department for putting me in this position. I was angry because no gen ed teacher would ever be expected to teach that many grade levels in our district. I'm just so bitter you guys... You have no idea. (Heck, maybe you do. I'm kind of preaching to the choir here, aren't I?) Anyway, I checked with our state board of education and took the first steps to get my gen ed endorsement. I'm not saying that gen ed is "easier" than sped. But I really do feel like they get the royal treatment comparatively and I just really want a piece of that pie. Does that make sense? Would I miss my kids? Yes. But as I see it, I would still have kiddos in gen ed that would need help and I can give that to them. And guys.... can you even imagine just having your kids for one year? And teaching one set of curriculum? And having a TEAM to PLAN with? And CURRICULUM GUIDES!?? I just really want to try it. What I'm worried about - is that they won't let me move... Wondering what your thoughts are. Thanks.