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Brittany Maloy
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Home
I finally feel like I've found a place I can work for a very long time. After being over worked and exhausted at the charter school and demeaned and belittled at the junior high school, I look back at the journey I've had and it makes me appreciate my new j...

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Taking a Break
I'm on hiatus from writing for a bit. With a job change and my son's extra curricular schedule, I haven't been able to attend my writer's group meetings. I have heard from my agent here and there about sending my book out to  publishers and hearing back. (A...

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Grandparent Visitation
In our state, the courts have granted grandparent visitation in cases where the grand child's parent (and child of the grandparent) had died or been incarcerated. Sometime in the course of a divorce, grandparents can petition the court for visitation if the...

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Relationships
One of the greatest rewards of teaching is catching glimpses that you made an impact on a student's life. When I taught at the charter school, I had some of my students for three or four years. I really felt like I knew these students well. I felt that I ha...

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Origin
The idea for my novel came to me back in high school. This was before the days of the Internet. I had a computer in my home but it was without a mouse and it was all DOS. And this was long before the movie The Matrix. However people were expirimenting with ...

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Enter the New Husband
After living with my parents for five years, I started dating my current husband. He had recently divorced and our relationship started out as friends commiserating. It slowly developed into more than that. We married about a year and a half later. My paren...

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First Week
I started my first week at the high school last week. It's going to be an adjustment. New bell schedules, older students that have been used to having very little rules (electronics, texting, surfing the Internet, listening to music with their earbuds while...

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Celebration of Learning
While I was at the charter school, we held a celebration of learning twice a year. It was a culminating event where the students could show off their projects they had been working on all term. It was exhausting for the teachers and required long hours, but...

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Finally!!!
Almost a month after I was hired, I will officially be moving to the high school. I've been giving information to the new teacher replacing me and I wonder how much I should say. Should I warn her about what she's coming in to?
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