I want to start out by saying that, I used to feel confident that I was a good, motivated, happy teacher. During my ST I worked with a very strict teacher who was impressed. I spent my first year teaching in a wonderful district that I loved. I jumped up ready to go when my alarm went off everyday. I was told by my team members they'd be surprised if I never got teacher of the year. But I got cut. The budget was really bad. It was heartbreaking. Nobody was hired this year, including us on temporary contracts. Then I took a position in a horrible, horrible school... in a horrible district... and I just feel lost... People don't smile here. They don't respond to goodmorning. I hear screaming at children all day. I feel like I work in a prison. I am of afraid of my students families... and my students are all well below grade level... they were grouped that way on purpose. I'm not exactly sure why I went through with this. I spent all summer hoping to find a way out of it. I cried everyday after new teacher orientation. I've never settled for anything in my life. I've never been around children I don't enjoy working with. I am so lost. Has anyone ever been in a similar situation?