Hello, I need some major help/advice. My contract was not renewed this year and I am really depressed and nervous about finding another job. I can't even go into my principal and the reasons why....too long of a story. Basically, both of my evaluations were favorable and when word spread that my contract would not be renewed 17 parents wrote letters to the superintendent and principal...I was a pretty popular teacher. Here are my questions: 1. Should I use the evaluations and parent letters on the a new interview-will it even matter? 2. What do I say when they ask me why I left?? Do I lie? What can the old principal tell them? 3. Can I collect unemployment?? ANY ADVICE OR HELP WOULD BE SO GREATLY APPRECIATED...I'm so upset and really need help about what to do! Thanks!