I'll try and keep this brief, because I could type on for a long time if I really wanted to. I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in elementary school. It's been the only thing I've ever wanted to do. For the first five years, I truly enjoyed my job. Within the past one or two, however, I have become disheartened with many aspects of where education is headed in this country. It's not the "five-year burnout," I can assure you. I won't go into detail here because, quite frankly, it's not the place for me to rant about my gripes, and I'm not looking to get into that discussion . The bottom line is that I need to get out of the classroom for my own sanity. I'm just unhappy. Period. I'd really like to stay in education in some way, shape, or form, but I know I just can't do it in the classroom anymore. I really enjoy creating activities, games, and worksheets for my students, and many coworkers have told me how professional (in an elementary sense) my documents look. I think ideally I'd like to work for a textbook company making supplemental materials to go along with their texts. I was just wondering if anybody knows if jobs like this even exist, and if so, how one might go about getting their foot in that door? Thanks for reading.