Hey, everyone! I am a first year teacher, and things have been going pretty great! I love my school so much, but I have been considering applying for some closer schools next year (I currently commute an hour each way and my husband and I don't want to move to that district). Anyway, the city I currently live in is great, and they are opening a new elementary school where they will be hiring 50+ employees. They are holding a job fair this Tuesday because this district is on spring break, but my district still has school this week. I am already missing Friday for a doctor appointment, so I don't want to take off on Tuesday. I hate missing work and we are preparing for our state test. My question is, how detrimental do you think it will be for me not to attend the job fair for this new elementary school? I was planning on emailing that P and saying that I am very interested, etc. but that school was in session for me and I couldn't make it to the job fair. I also thought about saying I would be happy to come drop off my resume and portfolio/meet with her at any time/ etc. I am scared it will look bad to put my current school first, but isn't there something to be said about going to work and not missing half a day? I would hope the "principal" in her could appreciate that.