So, I've been given two job offers and am having trouble deciding between the two. They are both APLE qualifying schools, so I couldnt use that in my judgement. However, one pays about $4000 more. I'm living out of area at the moment so in both cases, I will be relocating. I will be a first year teacher. My expereince has been middle school. One school in a 7/8 LA/Reading position The other is an ESL/9th grade English position. The first however, I won't have the kids from the first day. They started today, so they are having a sub and will be bringing in a teacher. The other starts the 24th. Long term, I want to move down to elementrayschool (afterI am able to add on a multiple authorization) Can someone give me feedback on middle school vs 9th grade and also takibg over for a substitute two weeks into school? The first is a more desirable area. The other is a good 1.5 hours from East Bay, where all my friends live.