There are pros and cons to each of these opportunities, and I am so torn. The opportunity here is a good school, a grade level that I've been dying to get a job teaching, and with a principal who I trust. The team seems great, I already have an apartment here, close to my parents, could finish my masters program, good pay, almost tenured, yadda yadda. When I interviewed there, I could see myself working there. The only problem? It's here. Same town, same district, same same same.
Colorado was not really on my radar for jobs...I actually sent in maybe 3 apps to CO months ago on a whim, then kind of abandoned the idea, focusing my search on Boston. But then I got this call, interviewed on Skype, and got an offer almost immediately. The school is low-income, similar demographics to my current job. The location would be great--the school is in a suburb just 20 minutes (if that) outside of Denver, so I could live in the city. I've been wanting to live in a city for a long time, but the commute to my current school in the suburbs from Chicago is just too long for me to do that here. Also, Colorado is gorgeous (or so I hear...I haven't been there since I was a little kid!). And it's an opportunity to do something completely new and different.
Last, WorldTeach. When I didn't go into the Peace Corps after college, I thought my opportunity to do somehting like that was over. And now I might have another chance. I can totally see myself packing up a suitcase and moving across the world to teach English in a hut in the Marshall Islands. I know it would be amazing.
Here is where I need your help. Obviously, this is a big decision, and I am the only one who can make it, but I would so appreciate any words of wisdom or thoughts based on your own experiences that you can share to help shed some light on this. Please. I'm desperate.