Another teacher has left my school this break. My school has ridiculous turnover. I complain a lot about the school having consistency with staff, but I am really thinking about whether or not I want to stay next year. (hypocritical, I know!) I don't think my school is terrible. It's...fine. Like everywhere, things could improve, but there are also good things. Pros: I like my grade, but there's no guarantee I'll stay in 3rd. I am familiar with the building, resources, and school culture. If I stay in my grade, I'll be getting a lot of younger siblings of my current students. So I'll know a lot of the families already. It would be nice to do my 2nd year somewhere where I'm not COMPLETELY starting over. School is 15 minutes from my house. Yeah! I know for a fact that 2 of my favorite staff members will be there next year. We are given nice technology like document cameras, computers, an iPad, and a Smartboard. This is awesome for instruction. Cons: Charter school with much lower pay. This is my biggest complaint, and I'd love an opportunity to get back to a union school with proper salary and benefits. Culture is not collaborative. My team sucks and they rarely share anything. We have never planned together even though it is an expectation and I have tried and tried to invite them to plan. School is unclear with most expectations and never holds anyone accountable for anything even when they do know what they want. Very little support for SPED issues or behavior challenges. It's gotten a little better, but SPED is a joke. We have 1 teacher for the whole building and referrals almost never happen. I have 2 non-readers who have been waiting for evals for over a year. Lack of curriculum for Anything. They can't even get it together enough to make a pacing guide or curriculum map. My school last year did all that before the year ended and we just planned week by week during the year. I feel like I'm scrambling to figure out what I'm supposed to teach every week and also trying to differentiate...create my own assessments...it's too much! I don't LOVE my admin. They are okay....but we don't really have the friendly and open relationship that they have with some other teachers. We just keep it professional. Sometimes I don't feel like I can trust them, and they have sometimes given me completely opposite feedback, and feedback is inconsistent and infrequent. My team leader is terrible and advises me directly against what admin wants. This person is considered admin too, but the admin "team" never wants the same thing. It's really confusing when they are not on the same page. Also, my TL has advised me to do things that I know are developmentally inappropriate. She has little knowledge related to younger children. Her background is in middle school and high school. Are these cons just whiney? I am truly thankful to have any job in this economy....I'm just trying to find a school that I love. Maybe I'm being naive. What would you do?