I'm going into my 4th year teaching. Last year I had a particularly difficult class and my admin wasn't very supportive. It was such a rough year that I spent a lot of time thinking about leaving teaching. Over the summer, the district got a random very large increase in funding that is going to my school due to student needs and the community we're in. From this, my principal created a bunch of new positions, random things that we've never had before like family outreach coordinators, teacher mentors, resource specialists (going into classrooms to help trouble shoot with behavior problems), etc... I was so excited, and applied for everything I was qualified for, but now i'm suddenly paranoid that it "looks bad" to my principal that I've only taught for 3 years and i'm already trying to leave the classroom. Is there a certain amount of time that you are "expected" to teach before trying to move to a different/higher position? Do you think a principal would question a teacher's dedication who applied to multiple non-teaching positions?