I’m new here, but I need some advice. I’m finishing up my first year teaching and my administration recently told me that they are not renewing my contract. I had a class with a lot of behaviors and I didn’t get a lot of support until March. I had consistently asked for more support, too. I was shocked to hear they were not bringing me back because there was no talk of it, and no warnings. I don’t disagree with their reasonings, but I really thought I had grown a lot this year and my kids had shown more growth than I expected due to my constant need to handle behaviors and not teach. My principal told me she would like to apply for one of the title positions open at the school. I’m hesitant due to the lack of support I had in the classroom, and how big of a failure I feel like I am. I’m also nervous of people looking down on me for having to “move down” to title, which obviously isn’t the case. My question Is, what would you do in my position? And how would you feel about this? Has anyone experienced this?