I am currently a teacher and have worked at my school finishing up my second year. I just found out that I will be moving across the country this summer because of a job my husband got. I want to tell my boss this week so I do not have to worry about hiding the fact that I will be leaving. I will be finishing out the school year but obviously not returning next school year. I am afraid she will not take this very well (she has a history of this).
Also a side note, all teachers in my district are yearly contracts so technically on paper I am only employed until June until they ask me back in May. So here is my question, do I meet with my principal and just let her know I will not be coming back, or should I talk to her and also write a resignation letter? I haven't ever had to write one before and I want to go about this in the most respectful way. Any advice is appreciated.
Also if you really want to help me out: I need to start looking at jobs where we are going to move and I already see a few positions I can apply to. When should I ask my boss for a letter of recommendation, or from other employees that I work with that I was planning on asking. Is there a respectable time to wait?