I've taught middle school for quite awhile, but do to moving, have recently started working in a small high school as an English teacher. My question is how much is expected by other schools of their employees? I alone was in charge of the entire homecoming (new to the school - new principal) all activities for the week and the dance, both junior and high school student councils (entailing dances, fundraisers, service projects), and am also a class sponsor. Besides the regular work of teaching English - and all the grading that goes with it, this extra work leaves me working 4 weekdays each week until usually close to 9 - 11 pm each night. My poor husband brings me dinner - I feel like I don't even know my own home anymore. I am feeling incredibly overwhelmed. Now my principal wants me to go back for my masters to teach dual credit English. I'm 52-years-old and I really don't know how I'll find the time for that next year, what with the next homecoming, and then having to also sponsor prom in the spring. Is there anything I can do as a non-tenured teacher to cut back on this workload? I feel it's late in my career to be looking for another job. Is this normal for high school teachers to have so much to do? Thanks for any input.