I'm a bit curious about something. I recently got a contracted position at a new high school. I am having a good time so far, but I am curious about something: if I ever wanted to leave this position, would it be difficult for a new district to hire me? Please forgive me, I want you all to know something. I had a terrific day at school today. I rapped Shakespeare with my kids and we had a fun assignment. I don't hate this school in any way. I am honored to be working for them. But to be honest, I want more. I want to work with kids that actually want to be in school. I have 75 students, and according to a survey, only 5% of them want to go to college. A few others have claimed that "dropping out" is the way to go. I get that this is my job and I have to inspire them to achieve above and beyond, but I don't know if this school is the right fit for me. I'm working with kids from low-income families. Many of my kids are not US citizens, and this school is more like an inner-city school. I have some really lazy freshmen. I had one who got written up today for plagiarism; he copied and pasted a graduate school essay from JSTOR. :O I want to challenge the kids, but the resource teacher I am working with is very sulky when it comes to challenge. Creativity is simply not allowed, and that I can understand, but it's not working. 75% of the kids in the resource classroom are failing. Not only that, but we don't have enough classrooms, so we have to share. I am sharing a classroom with this special education teacher. May God forgive me, but she is driving me crazy. She gossips like crazy about our boss, the principal, and she tells me about who's sleeping with who, why she hates everyone, etc. I have an 80 minute prep, and I'm thinking of leaving the classroom for prep because I can't get any work done with her there. All she does is nag, nag, nag about how much she hates her job. It's driving me crazy. Like I said, I love these kids and I don't mind the school, but in case I want to leave at the end of the school year, how difficult would that be? Thanks in advance, everybody.