I do not plan on coming back to my school next year. I had planned that from the start. It's one of the reasons why I took a temporary position in a different grade level rather than a permanent position at a grade level I am comfortable at and experienced with when both were offered to me. However I have not told anyone of my plan because I didn't think it was their business, and I don't want my entire school year to be this awkward situation of "Oh well he's not coming back next year anyway". Also I am using some of their support resources. For instance, they are paying for my National Board fees, and I've signed up for some PD. Everyone expects me to be pumped to be coming back next year, because the principal really likes me and I do my job well, but even if I hadn't planned to be leaving next year, I wouldn't be coming back anyway, because the environment isn't right for me (or for most teachers in my opinion). I'm in this weird spot where I want to continue going to PDs and improving my practice (when I go to PDs I always bring something back to my instruction and use it almost immediately) but I feel like they're allowing me to take these opportunities because they believe I want to stay on for next year so they are getting something out of their investment. Am I a terrible person for taking advantage of that even though I have no plans to return? Even if I don't teach next year, I do plan to sub and tutor while I go back to school, and I do plan to use what I learn in my practice for this year, so it may not benefit their district directly, but I do believe it will benefit students in the long run. Anyway, I'm afraid that they will be bitter when I end up resigning. I am also unsure of when I should resign, or how I should resign. I don't want to spend a month or more avoiding glances with staff members and admin or having to explain what I plan on doing next year besides working at their school. I would also prefer to not do it in person because of the same reasons. When should I resign, and how?