This semester I student taught to finish my degree. The school I was assigned is an AMAZING school and noteworthy. Luckily, I was paired up with two phenomenal cooperating teachers. About two weeks before student teaching ended, the principal approached me with a job offer. It was the MOST exciting and rewarding time of my life. However, all she could give me was a verbal contract, until her budget came in and the rest of her teachers were assigned a position. However, she did promise me that I would have a position. Knowing all the budget cuts we were expecting and the fact that I was the lowest man on the totem pole, I had to pursue other options. I pursued an opportunity that I already was in contact with. This opportunity occurred before she even offered me the position. Our job market for elementary teachers is very BAD and I couldn't afford to be without a job. Unfortunately, I've already received my loan package and I need to start paying back ASAP.Nevertheless, it's a month later and I haven't signed anything with her, but the principal from the other school wants to sign me on. It's a BRAND NEW school and one that caters to my degree. The reason I am torned is because my heart is at the school I student taught at. I know everyone and everything and I feel honored to work in a school that is so established. However, this is a great opportunity career wise considering its brand new. We would all start with the same seniority and my job security would never be in jeopardy. So what do I do? :sorry: this is so long!