I'm applying for a position at a high school in a district that rarely has openings even in the summer. I submitted my application on the district website and am now drafting an email to the principal to let him know that I applied and that bring my name to his attention. My question: Should I give a reason as to why I'm seeking employment elsewhere in the middle of the school year? The reason I plan to tell them is because of the commute. I took job living about 30 miles away knowing I'd be moving in the fall. At the time I thought I'd move closer, but it turns out we've moved further away. I'm now about 40 miles from the school. Other reasons I want to leave: My desires for the students do not align with the vision or goals of the P. I also get the hunch that he doesn't like me very much. There's also a chance that our charter would not be renewed next month and I will be unemployed. How should I address this with the new P, if at all?