Hey guys and girls, I'm currently wrapping up my first year of teaching, and have hit a bump in the road. I have my contract for next year, but am not sure that I want to stay at the district I am in. I have left a good impression on students/parents and have a great relationship with everyone in the building, but the administrative support and departmental support is lacking. The students don't have consequences for their actions and it makes it hard to do your job as a teacher. Of course I am aware that as a first year, my classroom management will improve, but when your only options are a detention or principals office (which isn't a threat) it makes it difficult to stop bad behaviors. Plus, most of these students have their parents wrapped around their fingers. My administration obviously does not know I feel this way. I have had 3 observations and the principal has had minor bad things to say about my teaching that are overshadowed by glowing compliments. They're starting a Spanish 3/4 because of me, which the previous teacher had tried to do for years. For my career, I want to complete the next year just to say that I started the 3/4 program. But personally and for my own sanity, I would like to start teaching out of state. In particular to be near my new little sister. Family is important to me and I want to see her grow up. I would have to sub for a year in the new state, but the district representative I spoke to there approached me about a long term sub position from Nov-Jan. Good sign, right? What are your guys's thoughts? Will it be hard to get hired as a teacher who left a district after a year to be near their family? Not to mention, I'm planning/teaching 7 preps without having a department! I'm the only Spanish/language teacher in the entire school, so I feel I have no way to better my skills without a support system. I need help! My contract is due May 8th and I'm just so on the fence!