I'll be the first to say it. What I did was so unbelievably stupid! With my FB feed having been loaded with political arguments on a daily basis for what seemed like an eternity, I finally had had it. The day after the election, I went ahead and posted my take on things. I am in the NE so most people I work with are bleeding heart liberals. Some were actually in tears the day after the election. The few Trump suporters had to be very careful when talking politics at school. Anyway, I had become so frustrated by the constant Trump bashing on FB and beyond that after a long day, I let loose on FB. I posted a pretty inflammatory statement where I ripped on the social justice warriors. Referenced the absurdity of their talking points (trans bathrooms, sanctuary cities, illegals on food stamps). At the end of the day, I pretty much just summed up my opinion about Trump's win - people fed up with the PC bull and the lousy economy. Included a few curses. About 45 minutes after I put it up, I decided it was a pretty stupid thing to do, so I removed it. My FB is private, but I was connected to some of my colleagues. Well, someone must have screen shot my post because next day, I am put on paid leave due to breaking social media policy. Fast forward one month: Union lawyer and Board lawyer negotiate a deal and I resign. Technically, they let me go out on disabiliy and I'll officially resign in February when disability ends. I was told I'll receive a neutral recommendation and Im free to ask others for recommendations. My district is not allowed to talk about the FB incident. They will only say I went on disability and subsequently resigned. This was all spelled out in the separation agreement we each signed. They are not going to fight unemployment after my disability is over, either. I have always received excellent reviews and I am very well liked by students/parents and administration. Have done a lot of extra curricular activities. I guess things could be worse. After all, I could have been terminatef. I do want to remain in education. HOWEVER, I am concerned prospective employers will question why I resigned from a tenure track position in February. I was planning on saying a family crisis made me go out on disability (I am technically on disability), but before it could be resolved, my disability ran out. Does anyone have any other ideas? I have 3 children, so the family crisis story might work. Please don't beat me up for my stupid lapse in judgment. It was very much out of character and truly a momentary hissyfit, for which I've paid dearly. And, yes, all social media is disabled, never to be turned back on again. Please help me to explain my leaving a tenure track position. Again, I do not think I need to worry about a paper trail or my situation being revealed per the tightly wrapped separation agreement. I have copies of all of my "highly effective" evaluations. No LOR in hand just yet, but I will be asking. Thank you.