I am in my 4th year of teaching at a private catholic high school. For the last number of years my evaluations have been good and there have been no issues with my teaching. Although in my first year I did have some classroom management issues which I worked on with the previous administration and it has not been an issue at all for over 2 years. We now have a new administration. Since they have taken over, I have felt a lack of support from administration over various small issues that arose and recently there was one issue whereby one or 2 parents in a particular class went to administration about an issue without talking to me first. My AP took the parents side without talking to me and I was reprimanded. I was also told that the parents viewed me as unstable. Nothing like this has ever come up before. I am also in an Ed leadership program which for the most part does not affect my job or my teaching as my work for that gets done on the weekend. I have been told by admin that I need to quit the program to focus on my job. I will say that my AP is not certified and I also applied for her job when it was vacant. Following that meeting I had another meeting whereby I was told that I was being put on a "Performance Improvement Plan". This is not much of a plan. It is just a very vague letter written on school letterhead and does not state how my success on the plan will be evaluated and when. Needless to say I disagree with the plan but I signed it because otherwise I was told I would be fired. I started looking for a new position. I interviewed with a local public school and they want to check my references with my AP. They are aware that I have been having issues with admin but say that unless my current AP says something disqualifying they want to offer me the job. I tried to get a meeting with the AP this morning to give her a heads up but her calendar is full so I just sent her an email and let her know if she wants to talk, we can do that. I also said that I haven't made any decisions. I am worried that she will say something disqualifying out of spite and that I will get a pink slip from my current job. I am very torn. I like where I work and my day to day colleagues. I don't want to burn bridges. Walking into a new job mid year is not going to be easy either. However, there will be a significant pay bump and my SO is pushing me towards the new job. Long term I want to get into admin and there is no opportunity where I am now.