This year, there was a lot restructuring in my district. I am new to my current site--as is my principal. The former principal and vice principal were both moved to other sites within our district (no one lost their job...this sort of thing happens every few years). Anyway, there's a ton of pressure on my principal and me because my school is the lowest performing elementary in the entire county (and this is a BIG county). Our scores are atrocious. We start taking the state test next week and I'm so incredibly nervous. Like my principal says, though, we can't get any worse than last place. I think a large part of why I'm so tense is the fact that everyone at the D.O. keeps trying to stroke our egos--telling us that we (my principal and me) are the dream team and that our scores will undoubtedly improve this year. I do know that we've made a ton of changes this year to the site and regardless of whether or not our scores improve, we've worked our tails off! I've worked more 12 hours days this year than I have in all my other years combined!