For the past five years, I've done a great (dare I say outstanding) job at my current school which has earned me favor with the administration. However, the neighborhood is rough and I wouldn't want to purchase a home or raise children there (two things my husband and I are currently working on) So I interviewed at a school in a much nicer area where I am interested in purchasing a home. It went well because the P told me she had two other interviews today for another position, but would I be free to come back this evening to sign a contract. I'm hoping if I share my fears, you all can weigh in to help me decide for sure. My DH wants me to go for it because he hates my current school. My Mom says it's a hard decision and doesn't have much advice. Fears: 1. At my current school, parents pretty much leave me alone unless I reach out to them. According to a teacher at the new school, the parents can be a bit pushy and overbearing. (Helicopter parents?) 2. The P said due to their school's location, they get a lot of local politicians and important people visiting. (Scary!) 3. It sounds like class sizes might be a little larger (at my current school when we got up to 25 - 27 kids each, the P hired a new teacher. At new school the P said average class size is 25 kids, maybe a few more or a few less depending on enrollment) 4. I am in grad school, so I'm wondering if it's too much on my plate to start a new school where i have to learn a new routine, get used to staff and school culture 5. My classroom would be right across from an annoying teacher I used to work with. (she would be teaching a different grade). She was the type to make sarcastic jokes, hang around my class uninvited and always wanted me to share my stuff (I make a lot of my own worksheets) but she never wanted to share hers. Aside from that, everything looked pretty good. The bldg is newer, teachers can take turns doing recess duty, there's a reading resource room, two teachers from my old school (that I liked) are transferring there this year.