I just started at my current school in August and I have no idea how to make it until May. Some days I think I can handle it but most days I just want to leave my keys on my desk and never come back. Let me explain. I love teaching. I love my students. I hate where I'm teaching. I'm in a district where turnover is extremely high, especially in my school. It seems like most of the teachers in my school want to quit or plan to quit, and I am no exception. The morale at my school is extremely low and it is overall an extremely toxic work environment. It's difficult to stay focused and positive when it feels like almost everyone in the building is miserable and there isn't enough support to go around. Now I'm trying to decide if I should weather the storm until May or if I should try to leave mid-year. I know it's risky to leave a contract, which is why I'm trying to hold on, but the idea of staying at my school for another semester seems almost impossible. It feels like this job is sucking out all my energy and part of me wants to try to get out while I still have any left. Has anyone else dealt with this? How do you survive a toxic work environment? How do you decide whether to leave or stay? Is it possible to leave contract without damaging your reputation? I desperately need answers, please help!