Well, in my previous post I talked about how unhappy I am with my new teaching job. Since it's been Christmas break, I am dragging more and more about going back to work on Wednesday. I've done a lot of reflecting these past days and I started to make an online application to a district (huge district---with well do do schools and high-needs school). Looking back at my previous two jobs, the students I had were more challenging. When I took this new job, I thought that the grass is greener and the students would be a piece of cake. The students are a piece of cake but the other teachers are just mean. It's bad environment for me to be in (I am generally very sweet and people like me) but at this job, I feel like I am in middle school. I think I miss the students that were more challenging....usually people that work in those environments work better as a team because the needs are so great. What are your opinions on applying to jobs and possible job interviews mid-year? There are vacancies in this district I mentioned before. Will it look bad I am applying mid year during a new job? What would I say if they ask me why I want to leave my current job? I have a great resume and experiences (teaching and non-teaching). I know two people who work there and they love if despite it being more challenging.