I've began the emailing of principals in my district about open positions. No response until this morning with a "at this time we don't have any positions matching your skillset" but that my resume will stay on file if anything comes up. I'm leaving it all to the Lord because I'm doing my part but that comment took me aback. What's my skill set exactly? I teach in an autism unit and I'm self contained It's hella watered down and the bare bones but I teach ELA,SS, Sci and Math and we're exactly on target with the grade level Gen ed curriculum just watered down. I was specific in saying I wanted to expand my experience and move into general education. I'm EC-6 and sped EC-12 certified. IMO, I match anything but PE,Art and Music as far as a teacher at an elementary campus. It wasn't a "no positions" but none that match you. And that was the P's way of saying "well our autism unit teachers are staying so if one of them resigns I'll call you" Is that my first confirmation that I AM only a sped exclusive teacher? I can only do the watered down? We have a high sped population in the city. People move here and speficilly come to the district for our programs and a LOT don't qualify for the "sped" units and are mainstream. Can someone from a "sped unit" not have the skill sets to fit the 7 out of 24 sped/esl/etc children in a gen ed class?