I teach in the 2nd largest (and best paying) district in my state. I've been in this district for 6 years and have been trying to move to a resource/administrative position for the past 2 with no luck. The competition is steep. Not only do educators from my district want these positions, but because we pay so well, we get candidates from all the surrounding districts. They don't do any internal candidate options or transfer requests, you just apply for a position like everyone else. I have a few admin that have acted as "mentors" to me this year, and they've all told me that they were pretty much hand-picked. Situations where there was an opening, but they didn't even apply, someone higher up just called and said "we want you for this job". It's so confusing. I feel like I'll never get an admin position because they are so out of reach. What's the process in your district for moving up/out of the classroom? Do you feel like it's fair?