I live in Pittsburgh, Pa and job opportunities in elem ed. around here are hard to come by. I have been out of school for two years now. I am getting sick of having to work two jobs to pay bills and still not being able to live on my own! I am really frustrated and I don't know what to do. I've always said that I will never relocate because I don't want to leave my family behind, but I'm beginning to think that it may be my only option. I am currently working in a fourth grade classroom as a "co-teacher" which means that I am basically an instructional aide with a glorified title. I love my job. But I want my own classroom, and a salary position. I have started to research areas of North Carolina and Virginia. I am really scared to move so far on my own. Anyone from these areas care to share how they feel about thier jobs??? I am in need of desperate need of advice. I don't know anyone from either area so I'm totally left in the dark.