After four years, I am job hunting again. I have loved my job, but my position was eliminated and I was transferred to a new grade level. Due to changes in my district, my school no longer offers the supports that it used to, and the new principal is dreadful, so I decided that since I have to move my room and switch grades anyway, I might as well look around. I just got tenure, but that doesn't mean much in my tiny district. I have seen tenured teachers get RIF'd just like everyone else. I am hoping to land a job in a larger district with more job security and more support programs in place. My school is truly beginning to hit rock bottom, and there is talk that it will be shut down eventually and redistricted to be part of another school system, anyway. I had an interview last week that went well, but I haven't heard back. The principal was super nice and told me it might be awhile, but I have a feeling it's a no-go. It's been long enough. But, yesterday I got TWO calls for interviews directly from the principals and they both wanted to talk with me for 5+ minutes, so I thought that was a good sign. I'm hoping this is a good omen. One of the interviews is next Thursday, the other one yet to be determined. The p. said she was putting me in the interview pool and would have the secretary call me as soon as they get their schedule done. The other p said I was the first person he called, and gave me my pick of times. My only concern is that I am more expensive than new graduates. I have to hope that they are willing to pay for experience. Worst case scenario is that I go back to my old job and just suck it up and deal for another year., and try again next year I have great colleagues, but with all of our support going out the window and a toxic administrator, it is becoming very difficult to work there.