i am completing my second year teaching in a very small rural school as 7-12th science teacher. I absolutely love my job. Of course there are imperfections, but I get along well with staff and admin and love my students who I follow from 7th to 12th grade. The biggest downside is my hour and 15 min commute each way every day. Drive is beautiful but road treacherous between deer and snow in winter. There was just posted an opening at my daughter’s school only 15 min away from where I live for a high school science position, but the district is much larger, I would be limited to only a couple grades and I’m afraid I won’t like the change! My current school gives me so much creative freedom! I am literally the science department and created the curriculum map. My husband really thinks I should apply to the closer school, but I would have to tell my principal that I am looking elsewhere and I do not want to seem less committed to our school if I don’t go for this other position in the end. I feel like my gut is telling me to stay where I am, but I also wonder if I am just playing it safe. Any insight especially from people who might have made similar decisions and how it turned out in the end?