I think we can all agree changing grade levels or even schools is nerve wracking. I have a good job in 4th grade in a very decent school. However, I plan to leave for 2 reasons. 1. I drive over 45 minutes each day just one way. I pass 8 schools on my way, all very nice and highly rated schools. 2. I don't think 4th grade is my niche (not a huge fan of 4th grade standards). Hiring season is coming up and this is my first time trying to switch schools. So I have two things that I am wondering. One, how can I really get my name out to those schools where I would really LOVE to teach? I have heard through the grape vine they will have openings, but it is incredibly competitive. Also, is it better to let your principal know you plan to transfer when you get your intent letter, or not so you know you still have a job just in case? I've gone back and forth on that. Thank you!!