Hi everyone, It has been a very long while since I have posted here! But, as I was pondering an ongoing problem, I decided to reach out and see what some experienced teachers have to say. I have spent two years as the Director of Learning in my school - basically overseeing all curriculum and teacher development. I love elements of the position, developing curriculum ideas and working with teachers on pedagogy. However, as this year has gone on, I realise how much I miss being in the classroom. This is a non-teaching position. My question is this: would you go back to the classroom, or would you accept that leadership in teaching means an inevitable loss of your own class? I'm contemplating asking to go back to class, but that is a real step-back in terms of career advancement. I'm not particularly ambitious and have realised I really don't want to go further - would hate to be a principal for example. I'm really grappling with this. Thanks for your ideas!