I would look at it from a purely financial perspective. If
they don't renew you, I believe you could claim
unemployment. If you need the $,this is probably the best
On the other hand, if $ is not a factor, I would take the
resign route. At least psychologically, you have the upper
hand with that alternative.
Since you have 14 years in the education field, it would
probably be too difficult to transition to another career.
However, I have seen teachers take marketing positions with
textbook and year book companies.
Don't let this course of events get you down, the education
field is broken in my opinion. But that is a topic for
On 3/24/08, Carol wrote:
> I have been given the option of non-renewal or resignation
> by my principal. He refuses to give me specific reasons
> why. There are certain diffencencies in my teaching is all
> he will say. I have received a variety of pieces of advice
> anywhere from do not resign and fight it in front of the
> school board to choose another profession. I am a veteran
> teacher with 14 years experience and my first one in this
> district. Help!!! I am an excellent teacher with no black
> marks on my record.