I am a mid-career teacher at a public school in the USA. I'm the most senior and highest-paid teacher in my school and, until recently, was very satisfied with the job. Admin respected me, and largely left me alone, knowing I would get the job done properly and that I knew what I was doing.
Only a few years prior, I quit working at another school in the district that had an overwhelmingly "old-school" staff. Most were above fifty, had almost no teacher training to get their jobs, or were from overseas. Their methods were very traditional. I felt suffocated—forced to run a literal late-19th Century classroom. At times they threatened to strip me of my license if I didn't toe the line. When I tried to defend my practice, they assumed what I described was "made up".
This year, the district reshuffled some administrators and the new admin in charge of overseeing my teaching is from the workplace I left. I'm back to where I was before, being scrutinized heavily by someone who assumes I don't know what I'm doing. He uses the evidence that my classroom looks "chaotic" as proof that I need help, when his idea of as sixth-grade classroom is students seated in rows quietly taking notes from a lecturer.
I'm frustrated being back in the prior situation. My solution before was to leave. How can I push back against this situation where I feel I'm being misunderstood?