Currently I work in a wonderful school - great colleagues, teaching a grade I enjoy and overall have had a great start to my career. I've been at my school for three years, and haven't been looking for a change. The only downfall to my job is that I drive an hour one way. I just looked at job postings for the district I live in, and the school down the street from my house has 3 openings posted. This is a highly competitive and sought after district. I would be able to walk to work, while still teaching a grade level I love. Of course, there is a slim chance I will even get an interview. Should I go for it?? I really wasn't looking for a change, but a shorter (or none at all) drive is appealing!! The application process is quite detailed. Also, how do I approach my current principal about this, since I will need her to be a reference??