I work in a large district: there are more than 60 elementary schools, more than 10 middle schools and 8 high schools. I have always worked at the same school. I've been there for 10 years and I have always loved my school. I like the population, I like the grade level, I like my colleagues, but big changes are coming. We are getting a new administration-first new administration I've ever had, and two of my closest teacher friends are leaving: one is retiring, and one is taking an administrative internship. I've been considering for about a year whether or not it's time to leave my school and transfer to a new place. My thoughts: 1. I would love to teach 4th grade or 5th grades but I don't want to at my school because there's always a few that I definitely don't want in my class again. 2. With my closest people leaving maybe it would be good for me to get a fresh start somewhere else. 3. I'm comfortable. This could be a good or a bad thing. For me it has increased my confidence, but maybe outside my comfort zone would be nice. 4. I have some really good relationships with some of the families at my school who still have kids coming up. 5. We are one of the few elementary schools in the district with a 1-to-1 tech ratio, and I utilize technology in nearly every lesson to some extent. For those of you who work in situations where you have plenty of transfer opportunities, how do you know when it's time to move on and transfer somewhere else?