My background: graduated with gen ed 1-6, subbed, worked as an assistant teacher while getting my M.Ed. in sped k-8, worked as long-term sub, got a permanent position as a sped teacher in a new district last year. Resigned from that job bc I knew I was going to be non-renewed because it was a mess and the commute was awful-used the commute as reason for leaving. Scored my dream job for my dream grade level (1st grade!) as a gen ed teacher in district closer to home for this year. Have had tough year. Mentor doesnt help me at all, is completely unorganized, doesnt tell me vital things I need to know/plan for or how they get done. I dont even know the units we do as a team this year because she tells me nothing. P doesnt tell any of us how she wants things done and then gets upset when they arent done the way she wants. When I do what she tells me to do it still isnt good enough. She is really demeaning me lately. She is holding non-renewal over my head. I want to resign before she has a chance to non-renew me. I have no other job lined up but I have a feeling I need to do this. There are also impending budget cuts in the district. Would that be an okay reason to list as my reason for leaving? What if they call P and P says I wasn't going to be cut? I really want to go work somewhere that I am treated with respect and not always yelled at like a child. I know I'm not perfect, I'm always willing to take feedback and grow, but here even when I do that I am ridiculed and it is not healthy. PLEASE HELP ME. I feel like due to the situation I am being forced to resign as it is the smartest thing to do at this point.