Hello- I am an oldie (!) here, but have been absent for awhile. I left the classroom in 2008 after my son was born and have moved twice with my family and had another baby in that time. I feel like it is time to go back to the classroom but I need help/encouragement/advise. I looked through the forum briefly but didn't quite find what I was looking for. 1) Applitrack- I am finding it a bit confusing. Do I need to apply for every job I am interested in? The districts I am applying in seem to keep their jobs open for a loooong time (one has jobs posted from March) and everytime I log into Applitrack to view open jobs the previous specific jobs I am interested in are marked. If I try to mark the check box for a new job it prompts me that I changed my application and do I want to continue. Or am I doing it all wrong and I am supposed to email the principals directly with my cover letter/resume? I am not sure, especially since some of the schools don't even have websites/emails listed. 2) Other returning teachers- Those of you who left for awhile and returned, how did it go? Did you return to the same district? I am finding it difficult to make contacts since I didn't go to college or teach in the district/state I am currently in. I know I might need to sub next year, which is not out of the question, but there are so many open jobs in the five districts I am close to I am hoping for a classroom position. Of course this is complicated by the fact that I am also looking back at home in my prior district since we have the flexibility to move right now and that would be a move back home. Thank you in advance for the pointers. I feel so overwhelmed by all the changes in the space of three years!