Welcome to my website! A little about me: My name is Brandon Maglione. Everyone, unless they're native Italian, mispronounces my name. So here's some phonetic help: it's pronounced Mal-yon-é (short accent) in Italian, but most pronounce it Mal-ee-yon-ee. It means "sweater" in Italian. Like, the article of clothing, not what you become when you go outside on a typical summer's day in Georgia.
I'm currently in my 10th year teaching, but I've been in the field of professional education since 2001. During my Junior and Senior years at East Paulding High, I took what was then called the Teacher Apprentice Program, now called Teaching as a Profession. At 19 years old, I started in the field as a substitute teacher here in Paulding County and eventually in Cobb County, while going to Kennesaw State University for my degree in Secondary English Education.
I graduated from Kennesaw in May of 2005, then went out of the country (Italy for a couple weeks, and then Oaxaca Mx. for about six months). When I returned to the States, I took the position of Paraprofessional at Hiram High working within the Autism classroom. The following year, I continued working with the Special Education Deptartment as a teacher in a SEBD classroom until 2008. In 2009, I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida to take a teaching job at Inlet Grove Community High, a Charter School. I taught English to seniors and freshmen there until 2011. I then went to Palm Beach Gardens High School, where I ran the gamut: I was an interim Reading teacher for 2011/2012, then moved to Lit. classes for 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. I taught there until 2015.
In the summer of 2015, my lovely wife and I moved back to Paulding County, and I was a supply teacher at North Paulding and other P.C. schools for 2015-2016 school year. This is now my third year at North, and I start my Master's program in School Counseling in the fall at the University of West Georgia. Let's make this a great year! Room 1213 email: firstname.lastname@example.org