Meri- I've been there and I feel your pain Where about in Ohio are you? I'm near Akron. The market in this area is beyond flooded with teachers. In this area there are Charter schools and Catholic schools that are good options. I finally landed a job in a public school after 5 years in non public schools and 2 years off from teaching. I was beginning to think it would never happen. That was why I stopped teaching a couple years ago. I missed it so much that I came back to it and landed a dream job. Keep your chin up and good luck!