Disappointed parents are common when you work in special ed. Some choose to stay that way, and others embrace the opportunity of early intervention in a loving classroom like ours.
Our classroom is a magical place, Mrs. X. Really. Not because of me, but because of our teacher to student ratio and because of our pacing. Kids succeed in there. I have seen miracles.
And I meant every word I said as she stared me down while a couple of educators in the room sniffled a bit, wiping tears. We don't make more money if he goes here or there. We are only in on this to find the best spot for the child. Trust us. Trust our best intentions. Trust that we will provide every chance for success. But don't count on us to do it all. We will all vow to work together to help this child. This is a team effort.
Then the call. He is coming...