Hello Everyone, I just wanted to gather some thoughts regarding the idea of waiting to pursue an admin. position after having earned the certification last year. A lot has happened since I've been certified; my wife and I were married, we bought a house, planning on bringing kids into the picture, my parents are having marital problems, etc. I've been thinking of just letting the grass grow under our feet at the new house and enjoying teaching 3rd grade (which I still love). However, it is frustrating to see people younger than me (I'm almost 34) snatch up admin. positions while I enjoy the moment. I haven't been teaching as long as you might think; next year will be my 7th year. Do you think it might hurt my chances of getting a job if I wait a few years to pursue? My thought is that LEAs may see my certification and realize that I wasn't able to get an administrative principalship role in 5+ years. Any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions are welcome! Thank you!