I'd like to thank you for writing NYC ATR. Now that I am an ATR I realize that there is little information about us out there, and reading your blog has been informative about many real concerns that educators have.
Can you help me with my concerns right now? I think I have been assigned to an awful principal tomorrow. Now, it's true that I don't know yet if this guy is awful or not, but I am coming from a horrible school.
*Does the principal have the right to keep me there all year? I think I'd much rather be a rotating ATR, if that's the case (do tell me if that's a stupid thing to wish for).
*Do you know if the principal has the right to make me take a regular teaching job outside of my subject area?
*Do you know if I can request a new school placement?
I'm sure I sound like a pampered teacher who hasn't had to deal with much. It's not true, but I am very ignorant of what it's like to be an ATR.