Sunday, February 22, 2009


Most of us like to be able to plan ahead to some extent. We like to know where we'll be and what we'll be doing on this day at that time. It gives us a sense of control over our lives.

I suppose that tomorrow when I return to IS 666 after Midwinter Break, I'll be in the basement conference room, which will hereafter be referred to as the dungeon.

But I don't know, because Principal P is now in control. She and DOE can decide where my body will be between 8:00 and 3:00 Monday through Friday.

I used to have a schedule. I DID write lesson plans two or three weeks in advance, no matter what Principal P or anyone else says. I could more or less project when I would teach each lesson--what I would be doing on this day at that time.

Now I can't.

The day after tomorrow is Parent-Teacher Conferences---I think. Will I be asked to speak with parents? I don't know. I hope not.

I will try to write every day. I have been very bad about writing rebuttals to the charges against me. I have big backlog. So part of my time in the dungeon will be spent catching up.

When I first started this blog, I wanted to keep a very logical sequential journal of Principal P's letters and charges. It hasn't quite worked out that way. From now on I will be jumping back and forth in time as I try to respond to all the allegations against me. I apologize if it gets confusing. I know I'm confused.

I'm not DEPRAVED because I'm DEPRIVED. I CONFUSED because I'm ABUSED.


Pissedoffteacher said...

I'm following your story and crying for you.

I feel so fortunate that these things have not happened to me.

I know, they can happen to anyone, anytime. Hopefully sharing your stories will help others.

Moriah Untamed said...

Hi P.O.'d

I just checked out your blog and saw your beautiful pictures of New Orleans and New York. You've inspired me to get a camera and start taking some pictures.

Thanks for the moral support.

ed notes online said...

Moria, I assume this is the same principal. Get your story out there. You always hold the "go public" card to spread their names around the internet.

The Veteran NY Teacher said...


My 3020a story is now open for a day or two. You might get a laugh.
It is ongoing.

Moriah Untamed said...

L. I.
I just took a quick look through your blog. I am very glad that you are it all down. When you finally decide to make it public, it will help a lot of people.

Yes it is the same principal. If children weren't involved, I would have gone public long ago. Now, because of all the charges of Physical and Verbal Abuse toward children, I have no idea when I will be able to go public. I'd have to consult an attorney.

Moriah Untamed said...


I'm glad you're WRITING it all down.

My school is not good for my brain.

Anonymous said...

What a waste of your time. This is a clear case of harassment. I hope your union is there for you!