My contract was non-renewed for next school year. I did get a couple of reasons for the non-renewal and "other reasons" that were not mentioned. So, basically the two reasons that were specific, were not building relationships with the students (which I worked on everyday, tried very hard) and I did not meet deadlines (one time I scheduled a meeting with the P late and he was out of meeting slots so we had to do it after a PD and then he decided to reschedule it for the next week). There was no legit reasons given with support or evidence as to the reason that I am not being renewed. I believe the real answer is that at least one of my co-teachers did not like me and if a tenured teacher complains about a non tenured teacher I was going to look bad no matter what I did. So, when I am asked during an interview how do I defend myself and not sound like I was not doing my job and not play he said she said. I want to be professional and not just make excuses. I have already had one interview and did not get the job and I tried to explain the situation. I think now I am going to say it was not a good fit. How many times have I heard something similar? Many. What are your thoughts about how to respond to a question of non-renewal during an interview.