Arbitrator Carol Wittenberg Doesn’t Need DOE Evidence

*Note: I had to jump out of vacation mode here in Greece for this one. I cashed in my American Airlines miles and came here with my family in attempt to unwind and relax. Now since I came to Greece, I’ve really gone almost cold turkey as far as education… Continue reading

Admin’s ” Not So Confidential” Emails Part 7- Terminating Another Teacher

Continued fromAdmin’s “Not so Confidential” Emailssegment. There was another teacher that my principal tried to terminate. There was an OSI investigation on them that comes after this interesting email to the assistant principals. The teacher was later alleged to have ripped a student’s shirt while the student was running around… 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