Hey guys, I was hoping some of you veteran teachers could help me out with this one. I've been teaching in the same school for the past 5 years and i'm considering switching to somewhere new next year. However, I completely forgot about the whole references part of the job application process. Does anybody have any advice on who I should use for this? Obviously I don't want to use anybody from my current administration because that just seems like a dangerous thing. Also, for anybody who has been on the other side of the job process: are references an important part of hiring? Do administrators really look at them and contact them? Thanks a-lot for all of your help!