Well, our building work day on Friday revealed some um, interesting information. We all had to sit through a two-hour meeting about our test data and it's not pretty. The scores from last year were a huge drop from the year before, and we're now at a D rating because of that. There is now an uncomfortable, tunnel-vision focus on improving test scores, including instructional strategies that we're ALL supposed to use, even we who teach "specials". I'm not thrilled with that, especially since I already do a ton of content integration, but whatever, if I can make it make instructional sense, I'll go along with it. If things don't improve, we're in serious danger of the state putting us on an improvement plan. What I didn't know prior to Friday's meeting is making me think I need to run after this year, even more than I was already considering it. We knew that our lead admin was retiring and his replacement has been shadowing and gradually taking over duties this year. What we didn't know was that our 2nd-in-command is also leaving. I didn't know that the admin who is taking over next year had been P at a failing school in our district. It seems a little too strange that the school she was at was failing, then she's promoted and suddenly that school is failing too. I know that the future top admin doesn't like me; she was super rude to me during my interview and it was made clear to me when I took the job that I was the second-choice candidate. Between possible state takeover and only being left with an admin who doesn't like me (and most of us teachers aren't fond of her), should I run, or am I being premature in my decisions? WWYD?