Hi everyone! For years I have had dreams of being a teacher. Where I live, they do not have night classes for education. I tried going to school online, but I need hands on instruction, not constantly just writing in message boards. Fast forward, I quit my full-time job and became a para. I love my job! I love the teacher I work with and I just love being in the school environment. Here is where I am feeling down. I see many great teachers who are subs that do not get contracts. I feel once I finish school, how realistic is it that I'll even get a teaching contract? It's my dream and I won't give up, but I just keep thinking about the fact that there are AMAZING teachers that have only been able to get subbing jobs for years (one teacher it took her over 10 years and she still doesn't have a contract, just doing long-term subbing). Has anyone been in a similar situation? Like I said previously, I love what I'm doing now, but it is not in my plan to stay in this job forever. Hopefully some of your personal stories will give me hope!