I have never written a post before, so bare with me. I was a tenured spec. ed. teacher for 14 years at a small district. I chose to resign in August. I thought I could find a special ed. job with no problem. I have been on 15 interviews with no job offer. I left because my principal gave me a poor evaluation and I felt I was being harassed because some students were earning D's and F's and I refused to give in. He has done this repeatedly to other teachers in our school. I couldn't sleep at night, had migraines and am a nervous wreck. I am an older teacher, so I am not sure if this plays into my not securing a job. I have not lost my compassion and interest in teaching students with special needs as long as I am in a supportive environment. People have told me not to do this, to hang on to my job, but I was miserable and needed a fresh start. Now I am scared to death, I won't get a job. I have all the credentials and a lot of experience. I have three interviews this week. Should I tell them I quit my last district? What should I tell them why I did so? I wish I can tell them the truth. He has made me lose all confidence in my abilities and I am trying to build myself up. Has anyone gone through this? Usually, it is a new teacher that this happens to. Any advise or kind words are appreciated. I knew if I stayed and worked my butt off, I would have still been treated unfairly. It was such a hard decision, now I am not sure I did the right thing. I know I can't take it back and pray it works out for the best.