How do I answer when asked why I'm no longer at my last school? I was not asked back. I had a one year contract as a first year teacher and my principal chose not to ask me back. I did not get a reason why she made this decision. In fact, she never seriously talked to me after November. All I know is that my performance evaluation was great (a 3 out of 4, what more could a first year teacher ask for?). Since I was a first year teacher, she had no obligation to tell me why she wasn't asking me back. Any suggestions on how to make this sound not that bad??