Hi, everybody. I hope you’ve all been doing well. I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a long time. I’ve been battling some serious issues both at work and home. I was set to put in my resignation letter in September, but I told myself I should stay. I’m not working with that awful co-teacher anymore, but I am severely unhappy. The VP at our school is known as an awful, tyrannical administrator. She purposely fails people during their observations because she has this hunger for power. Every year, she tries to find a target, and it is well known throughout the entire English Department that I am that target this year. I got a 2.56 on my observation, and many of the things she “saw” were just holes that she was trying to find. It’s okay, I’m not at all concerned about it. Honestly, I couldn’t care less because I am so over this school. I’m awake right now at 2:30 AM. I don’t have school on Monday for Veteran’s Day, but I want to make a decision. I don’t think I’ve ever been this unhappy. Every single day is a struggle to get out of bed. I am dealing with violent, aggressive students (3 in one class), and when I ask admin for help, they ignore me. The VP actually took me aside after I wrote up a kid for flipping his desk over, cursing me out, and storming out of my classroom. She said to me, “You don’t really understand our kids.” There was no punishment for him, except when he assaulted another kid. Then he was arrested. I have a master’s degree in humanities. I’m actually submitting my PhD applications for the Fall 2019 application cycle. I even went to the career center at my college to ask for help. I don’t think I want to teach high school anymore. Maybe I’m at the wrong school, or maybe it’s just gotten to me. I can’t go to work in the morning without having a panic attack. (Yes, this is with the new, stronger medication and two days of therapy a week). I was thinking of putting in my resignation letter on November 15th. My last day of work will be January 15th. According to my contract, I have to give 60-days notice. I have a new job that starts on January 18th, and it’s for teaching community college. 1. Yes, I know the pay sucks. 2. Yes, I know it’s still teaching, but at least it’s not at this high school. I even have the ability to work at an office during the day, so I will be able to support myself. I hate that I’m adding to the statistic of teachers leaving the profession, but I cry as I write this. I can’t even think about staying till June. When I do, my heart starts racing and I freak out. Please advise me? I don’t want sympathy and I don’t want cruelty. I know I’m a failure, so please spare me the spiel on how I’m an awful teacher and how nobler some other people can be. I just want to know if it’s wrong to leave my kids mid-year.