Hi folks. Would quitting my current teaching job kill my chances of ever having another career as a teacher? I am defeated, and there has only been six full school days. I am a sp. ed. EBD teacher. On 5/6 days I have had to write long, detailed reports on a particular student's behavior. I have had to use CPI holds on this particular student a couple of times, and that documentation is tedious and long as well. I have other students that I am ignoring because I have to be there for this student 5.90 of every 6.0 hours. Teachers want simple things like picture schedules for their kids and the printer is broken. I go to school early to work on lesson planning, only to find that I have to write more and more and more and more and more about this particular student. This student's guardians tell me one thing one day, then they tell me the opposite thing the next day. They call at least 2 times a day. They show up in my building and watch me work. They see everything that goes on and seem to agree that the student is having a tough time. Then the next day they're calling/emailing/talking to the area advocate about our/my practices. We have had an hour long meeting where one guardian told me things to do/try. Then when I try them, I am told I am taking him out of the general ed. room too often. Every time I setup my room, he destroys everything. EVERYTHING. It doesn't look like I've even set up in there any more. He's ripped up my lesson plans, schedules, etc. I have almost no curriculum. All I have are hand-me-downs from other special ed. teachers, and they're great people, but half of the stuff they're giving me is missing vital components. I have no means to truly assess and monitor my students. The second I try to, I am dealing with this one particular student over and over again. I am missing pull-out time with other students because of this student. I have been punched in the face, spit on, had my clothes ripped, kicked, a hole knocked in my wall, my glasses broken, scratched - JUST ABOUT EVERY DAY. I feel like I am going to snap. I only got my students IEP's 3 days before school started. Yet, I feel like if I quit, even giving adequate time to fill my position, this will destroy any chance I have of ever working in education again because my side of the story will never be told. I feel like my dreams have been crushed. What does it take for a school to forcibly move a child into a level 4 setting? This child is going to hurt someone badly. He uses everything in the room as weapons, he's constantly talking about shooting guns, and he's now obsessed with grabbing my para's breasts. I'm beat. I want to quit. I dread tomorrow.