So in my district I am considered an "outside" employee, aka someone who basically works everyday at the school but is not paid by the district. Which is fine, because I love what I do. This year, they have had several openings but said they couldn't allow me to interview because I was not internal. The principal said I should wait until it goes public. So okay. I find out today that the last position (4th grade) was filled internally by a special education teacher, whom just began working there this past fall (I have had ties with this district since I began college), and they will have to find a SpEd teacher for that building. What frustrates me is that SpeEd is her ONLY endorsement, so why immediately transfer from your SpEd position into the GenEd classroom? To me if your endorsement is SpEd, then you should actually want to teach it! I was told that I should not pursue SpEd just to make myself more marketable, as that dilutes the Sped teachers who TRULY care. Which I agree with. So what do you think? Is it wrong to use your SpEd endorsement as a resume builder? I mean, I get transferring when necessary, but this seems like it was a blatant excuse for her to get her foot in the door. Ugh.