Long story short some crazy ass mess is going down at my school right now that might leave it unaccredited and without grades 7-9. I don't want to teach babies anymore. It was fun for a year, but I like teaching older kids. I wouldn't want to work there if I had only 6th and under.
So I started looking for jobs. I found a position open in a school that I actually applied to before moving to Costa Rica. I almost
got the position but at the last minute an incumbent applied and they gave it to him instead.
Well that same position is the one that's open. And I'm thinking of applying for it. The school is much closer to my apartment (walking distance) and they pay more than double what I make now. Plus, they would handle my residency which, currently 8 months in, still has no end in sight.
BUT it's for chemistry. I've never taught chemistry. I know I know it well enough to teach it, although I would definitely need to brush up. The thing is, I'm going into my third year teaching and I have yet to teach the same class twice. You guys know-- it's EXHAUSTING coming up with constant new lesson plans. I feel like both these years were my first year teaching because it was so much work! I just want to start relaxing a little. Just tweaking my old plans to make them better. Not making up worksheets, constantly looking for labs, etc.
I still haven't signed my contract for next year, but I did tell the principal I plan on staying. But that was before this whole (FUBAR) situation arrived.
Thoughts? Should I apply and see what happens? I'm just so sick of starting from scratch every. single. year.