About Francesco Portelos

Parent and Educator fighting for the student and the teacher.

Online and Omnipresent

According to Statcounter.com, protectportelos.org will hit 8,000 visits today. Repeat visitors come from all around the world and 600 people are direct following. Twitter follower numbers are increasing as well as the student made facebook.com/protectportelos page Likes. We are the potential wave makers, the movers and the shakers. Regimes have… Continue reading

The Gadsden Flag Significance in Fighting Back

Since I came under attack, around the end of January 2012, a repetitive thought in my head was “Don’t Tread on Me.”. Thank you to my HS Social Studies teacher, Mr. Bruns (Port Richmond 1996 and, ironically, former IS 49 teacher.) I printed out a picture of the Gadsden flag… Continue reading

How I went from Hi-Tech lab to the Rubber Room

Time I was kept out of the classroom for no reason: 747 days From STEM Lab (above) to thisreassignment center (below) The short version: My name is Francesco Alexander Portelos. I am a parent and educator of Staten Islands North Shore. I was teaching technology at Berta Dreyfus IS 49… Continue reading