Martina R. Gallegos

Ms. Gallegos came from Mexico as a teen; she went to university, and got her teaching credential.She graduated with her M.A. June 2015 after a severe stroke. Works have appeared in Silver Birch Press, Lummox, https://poetry309.wordpress.com

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The Price of Education and Teaching: Part X
4 months ago
My second principal was a male, sweet as can be but hardly ever did anything; his door was always open for anyone who wanted to talk with him, but that'd be almost all he'd do, listen, and not always....
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part IX
4 months ago
Because I really had no 'resources,' I went back to my husband's apartment but started looking for a place to rent close to work. It took me about a month, so I lived a month of almost complete silenc...
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part VIII
4 months ago
It had been almost thirty days since my challenging student arrived, and she hadn't stopped cursing, crying, kicking, or ranting; the rest of the students were visibly scared, but nobody saw the damag...
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part VII
4 months ago
The three days I'd spent doing observation in what would be my future classroom, were just foreshadowing the rest of my teaching career. A few days after I'd settled into my classroom, a teacher appro...
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part VI
4 months ago
I was surprisingly happy that all three districts were offering me a job, and that I could actually choose who to work for. This reminded me when mom asked me if I wanted to go to school or go to work...
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part V
4 months ago
I knew I'd get in touch with my former high school teacher, and I was anxiously looking forward to it. It was always great talking to her because she was always positive and encouraging; she had more ...