Hi, gang. My husband and I are coming to grips with the fact that we're probably going to have to move from our beloved Buffalo in order to find full-time work. Most of the markets that always come up as good teaching markets are in the south, but we're a cold weather family with a cold weather dog and, if possible, would really prefer to relocate somewhere where we're still going to get some snow. With the caveat that I know the teaching market isn't great anywhere, we've been wondering about some of the Midwest states, particularly Wisconsin and the Dakotas, and maybe even into Montana, Wyoming, and Utah. Any idea what the teaching markets are like in that area? Are there parts of those states that are better than others job-wise? Any parts of those states that are growing? If you live there, how do you like it? At this point we probably wouldn't make a move until next school year, but I'd like to narrow it down to a few states so that I can do some more research and start the process of getting licensed in other states. My New York certifications are in elementary ed and elementary special ed if that helps. (Or most likely, doesn't help. ) I grew up in the southeast and my husband, outside of a couple years, has always been in Buffalo so that part of the country is totally new to us. Any thoughts would be appreciated!