The “GOTCHA” Freight Train Cometh. Derail it.

There are many common themes and tools used when an educator is targeted. This post specifically looks to help derail and stop the subjective observation freight train. Click Here to Read More

UPDATE: Portelos v UFT Leadership -3 Yrs of Misrepresentation

They say “Choose your battles wisely.

I say “Leave no necessary?battle unfought!

I’m re-posting the article I wrote pertaining to?the complaint I filed against the UFT for unfair representation. … Click Here to Read More

Donors Choose-Day – Help Mr. Valia Get a 3D Printer

Over the summer I had the idea to start writing?DonorsChoose.org?proposals for teachers who were too busy to do it. For those who do not know,?DonorsChoose.org?is a great site where generous philanthropists … Click Here to Read More

[UPDATED] DOE’s Workplace Bullying Continues – My 33 Hours Behind Bars

I didn’t think that I would have to update my “Allegations Against Mr. Portelos” list again, but unfortunately I did. Those who have been working tirelessly to end my career hit a new … Click Here to Read More

DOE Administrative Trials Unit and “Reading Comprehension”

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It’s … Click Here to Read More

UPDATED June 6 2013 -Big Arbitration Win for School Community IGNORED BY DOE

JUNE 7 2013 – UPDATE ON THE BOTTOM IN RED

As most of you may know, I have been strongly advocating for the students and … Click Here to Read More

UFT President Mulgrew and Chancellor Walcott to decide fate of some “Rubber Roomed” educators.

As of November 21, 2012, I have been removed from my position, as a classroom STEM teacher, for:

210 Calendar Days and 100 School Days

(40 days past 60 day time limit agreed upon)

…and … Click Here to Read More