I need advice on switching from one district to another. I feel like "quitting" is such an awkward thing to do, but maybe that's just because I never have. I have been teaching first grade at a school in my home town for the last two years. It was my very first teaching job out of college. Now, I am realizing I get payed basically nothing to do everything and just want to work somewhere else. I have become close with all of my coworkers as well so its tough. But, my question is, how do I go about this process? Is it necessary to get a letter of rec from the principal or others at my school? Then what if I don't get a job elsewhere? They will think I am not committed to the school I am at. Ugh this is all just very uncomfortable and I don't know how to go about it. Any advice from someone who has done this would be greatly appreciated!!