This is the 6th year I have done the teacher job search. It is getting so frustrating!!! For the past 5 years, I've worked mostly in one school district, which I loved (daily subbing and then 4 different long term sub positions, which they keep asking me back for). I thought for sure that I would have a great shot at getting hired there this year, but unfortunately they ended up hiring 3 people that had been furloughed from other school districts. The principal told me that my interview and demo lesson were excellent, but ended up hiring people with "more experience." I was (and still am, a bit) heartbroken. I have put so much of my time and effort into that school. They have asked me back for subbign for next year, but I am just so discouraged and frustrated with substituting. I am 28 and trying to start my life, plan my wedding, etc and it is very hard to do that on a substitute budget. I really feel that I have learned a lot and am definitely ready for my own classroom. I have years of daily subbing, long-term subbing, tutoring, counseling, summer school teaching, daycare, etc. experience. I live in a small area in PA and I think I have exhausted all opportunities here, so I have finally decided to move out of the area, and out of the state with my fiance. I have been looking everywhere, mostly on the East coast (as we'd like to be RELATIVELY close to our families and quite possibly a beach?). I have updated my resume, cover letter, made a teacher brochure (thanks to the suggestions on here), e-mail principals directly, make phone calls, EVERYTHING I can think of to get myself noticed (without being too pushy or annoying). I feel like I am doing everything I should, yet I am still having a hard time getting anything. I work 2 jobs over the summer and although it is exhausting, I spend most of my free time working on job searching/applying, etc. I am just so tired, frustrated, and discouraged. I don't want to give up, but I am starting to think maybe it just isn't meant to be? *sigh* Sorry for the vent. I just needed to let it all out, and although I'm fairly new here, I really value everyone's input and opinions here. Thanks for reading.