Long story short, I have spent the last few years teaching with a few miserable, negative, nasty, about to retire teachers. I have worked hard to not let them get me down, but it has been very difficult. I've been fine when I've been in my room with the door shut, but the minute I would open my door and hear the yelling and nastiness I just wanted to cry. Anyway, my principal has allowed me to be part of the hiring process because my entire team is retiring at the end of the year. I can't believe how exciting this is to me!! As decisions are being made I can just feel the positive energy coursing through my soul. I'm already looking forward to next year even though this year isn't even over. Now, I know next year won't be perfect, but I'm so excited about working with happy, positive people that want to teach. :woot: Thanks for letting me share!!