I know it's only April but time is flying by!
I have not specifically requested a Male teacher, but I have requested certain teachers.
DD was going into 3rd grade, and I knew the teachers. I also knew DD and one particular teacher did not mesh well, so i requested a different teacher, the school was cooperative.
A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.
So, what do you think it is about "maleness" that works better for your kid? Is there any other way to phrase the request? Is there a way your kid responds to male authority figures, maybe with non-school examples?
Yeah, I've requested a male teacher, for my non-ADHD'er, and I talked about male influence & the fact that my kid was picking up the cultural stereotypes of male/female more than a bit too much & I'd love to see him with a truly gentle male teacher as a role-model balance. He did get the teacher (yay!), it's worked out great--but I'm not sure I'd've requested "random" male. We can't request teachers AT ALL in our school, so I had to be apologetic & say that I'd be doing it if there were 2 male teachers. Really, of course, any male elementary teacher is likely to be nice--it's not the standard for males to be, as it were.
My DS responds better to male influences (except his father for some reason).