Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Journal Entry #54 - Birthday Month

Name: Manley M Collins
Social Security Number: 5 7 9 - * * - 6 5 4 1
Date of Birth: 06/21
Place of Birth: Washington, District of Columbia
Country of Birth: United States of America
Date: June 21, 2020

TOPIC: Birthday Month

DEPARTMENT: United States Department of Labor
DEPARTMENT: United States Department of Health and Human Services
DEPARTMENT: United States Department of Defense
DEPARTMENT: United States Department of Transportation
DEPARTMENT: United States Department of Education
DEPARTMENT: United States Department of Justice

Happy Birthday to me and all Geminis (May/June) and Cancers (June/July).  I favor more Gemini.  This is Why I am Hot...sung by M.I.M.S.  It is the first day of summer.  This year it falls on Father's Day again.  Happy Father's Day to all fathers, baby daddies, guardians, mentors, and godfathers.  Happy Juneteenth to all African-Americans.  My original birthday plans was to spend it at Myrtle Beach, SC for the morning, and then Dave and Buster's for the evening.

I had my 2020 annual physical. Here is the report.

Berkeley County Family Practice LLC
2061 Highway 52
Moncks Corner, SC 29461-5017 USA

Date of Physical - February 8, 2020

Complete Blood Count (CBC) w/ DIFF
White Blood Cells (WBC)
Value = 4.9
Range = 3.4-10.8 (x10E3/uL)

Red Blood Cells (RBC)
Value = 4.95
Range = 4.14-5.80 (x10E6/uL)

Value = 15.8
Range = 13.0-17.7 (g/dL)

Value = 45
Range = 37.5-51.0 (%)

Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)
Value = 91
Range = 79-97 (fL)

Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH)
Value = 31.9
Range = 26.6-33.0 (pg)

Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)
Value = 35.1
Range = 31.5-35.7 (g/dL

Red blood cell Distribution Width (RDW)
Value = 11.7
Range = 11.6-15.4 (%)

Value = 257
Range = 150-450 (x10E3/uL)

Value = 49
Range = Not Established (%)

Value = 36
Range = Not Established (%)

Value = 10
Range = Not Established (%)

Value = 4
Range = Not Established (%)

Value = 1
Range = Not Established (%)

Neutrophils (Absolute)
Value = 2.4
Range = 1.4-7.0 (x10E3/uL)

Lymphs (Absolute)
Value = 1.8
Range = 0.7-3.1 (x10E3/uL)

Monocytes (Absolute)
Value = 0.5
Range = 0.1-0.9 (x10E3/uL)

Eos (Absolute)
Value = 0.2
Range = 0.0-0.4 (x10E3/uL)

Baso (Absolute)
Value = 0.0
Range = 0.0-0.2 (x10E3/uL)

Immature Granulocytes
Value = 0
Range = Not Established (%)

Immature Grans (Abs)
Value = 0.0
Range = 0.0-0.1 (x10E3/uL)

Nucleated Red Blood Cells (NRBC)

Physican comments: Cholestrol is mildly elevated, please make sure he is working hard on diet and exercise habits, refer him to our website for hyperlipidemia and/or the american heart association for dietary advice, other labs look good.

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) + Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) Litholink (Chronic Kidney Disease Physical Test (CKD PT))

***This test was to stress getting evaluated after coming off of Truvada***  I am no longer on Truvada.  I passed the research or no longer became eligible for the program through Gilead Sciences.

Value = 91
Range = 65-99 (mg/dL)

Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
Value = 13
Range = 6-24 (mg/dL)

Value = 0.99
Range = 0.76-1.27 (mg/dL)

Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate Test (eGFR) if NonAfricn Am
Value = 93
Range = >59 (mL/min/1.73)

Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate Test (eGFR) if African Am
Value = 107
Range = >59 (mL/min/1.73)

Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)/Creatinine Ratio
Value = 13
Range = 9-20

Value = 138
Range = 134-144 (mmol/L)

Value = 4.4
Range = 3.5-5.2 (mmol/L)

Value = 100
Range = 96-106 (mmol/L)

Carbon Dioxide, Total
Value = 23
Range = 20-29 (mmol/L)

Value = 10.0
Range = 8.7-10.2 (mg/dL)

Value = 3.3
Range = 2.8-4.1 (mg/dL)

Protein, Total
Value = 8.0
Range = 6.0-8.5 (g/dL)

Value = 4.6
Range = 4.0-5.0 (g/dL)

Globulin, Total
Value = 3.4
Range = 1.5-4.5 (g/dL)

Albumin/Globulin (A/G) Ratio
Value = 1.4
Range = 1.2-2.2

Bilirubin, Total
Value = 1.8 (high)
Range = 0.0-1.2 (mg/dL)

Alkaline Phosphatase
Value = 89
Range = 39-117 (IU/L)

Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) (SGOT)
Value = 19
Range = 0-40 (IU/L)

Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase (SGPT)
Value = 13
Range = 0-44 (IU/L)

Cholesterol, Total
Value = 209 High
Range = 100-199 (mg/dL)

Value = 95
Range = 0-149 (mg/dL)

High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) Cholesterol
Value = 45
Range = >39 (mg/dL)

Very Low Density Lipoproteins (VLDL) Cholesterol
Value = 19
Range = 5-40 (mg/dL)

Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) Cholesterol
Value = 145 High
Range = 0-99 (mg/dL)

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Value = 1.310
Range = 0.450-4.500 (uIU/mL)


Medications as of June 22, 2020
I am still on Zyprexa (Olanzapine) 2.5 mg and Celexa (Citalopram) 5mg.

Berkeley County Family Practice LLC refers me to Berkeley Community Mental Health Center.

Berkeley Community Mental Health Center
403 Stoney Landing Road
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

and in coordination with

State of South Carolina
Department of Mental Health
403 Stoney Landing Road
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

most of services were conducted via telephone or videoconference (TeleHealth).

Services I received is Outpatient Therapy held every two weeks.
I am receiving psycho education, staying in the present techniques,

Therapy topics covered so far is
1.  Clarification on my conditions and what was previous stated from previous therapy sessions, academic research, and medical care.
2.  The Beginning (Mother (Collins) and Father (Nolen) dealings with each other, how Nelson family came into play, and how their decisions affected me).
3.  The domestic abuse violence towards my mother and me.
4.  The discovery of sexual identity, child molestation, child rape, sodomy, child sexual abuse, and first degree sexual assault - I am the Child. (Berkeley County Sheriffs Office Incident Report 202004003555)
5.  The Beta Delta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's trust, distrust, and misunderstandings.
6.  My career of various jobs. Refocusing.
7.  My wanting to make change via the political scene and opportunities.  Reading and relating the autobiographical books of George Washington, the first President.  And law school.

Another service is the Office of Care Coordination for food, clothing, stimulus package, locating employment, and group therapy.

Another service is the I.S.P. (Employment Services).  I attended my first virtual job fair, which was good.  My interaction with the job fair was to follow up on previous applications.  Applications I sent my resume information:
Charleston Southern University
College of Charleston
Medical University of South Carolina
Trident Technical College
Charleston County School District
Kelly Education Services
Berkeley County School District
South Carolina Department of Education PACE/Alternate Certification Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Repeat Consultants
ePCHelp for State of South Carolina
COGENT InfoTech Corporation for State of South Carolina DHEC
Arete Technologies Inc for State of South Carolina DOR

The BCMHC I.S.P. (Employment Services) referred me to South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Center at 2954 S. Live Oak Dr, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.  I told them I have interest in Masonry and obtaining a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).


Law Schools for 2019-2020 Admissions Cycle
Albany Law School - Applied - Transmitted Sent - Denied Admission, But Feedback Received was to get LSAT up to 150

Boston College Law School - Applied - Transmitted Sent - Denied Admission

Charleston School of Law - Applied - Transmitted Sent - Denied Admission

Columbia University School of Law - Applied - Transmitted Sent - Denied Admission

Harvard Law School - Applied - Transmitted Sent - Denied Admission

University of South Carolina School of Law - Applied - Transmitted Sent - Denied Admission, but wanted to get feedback and somehow was led to Gov. McMaster website and biographical information.

Stanford University Law School - Applied - Transmitted Sent - Denied Admission

Yale Law School - Applied - Transmitted Sent - Denied Admission

University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University


I am glad the CLEO CLIC program did provide avenues around the LSAT to get into law school.  However, Vermont Law School does not provide corporate or constitutional law.  The other two law school partnerships I do not have any interest in.  New England Law School does present a part time program.  Harvard Extension School does present the opportunity of beginning there could give a possibly of getting accepted to the Harvard Law School.  All of them are expensive options.  Right now, I am waiting to see my doctoral program education for job opportunities to kick in.


Scooter Number Three (3) - 2018 Blue Honda NCW50 Metropolitan Scooter/Moped

I purchased a scooter/moped from Velocity Powersports at 151 Gateway Dr in Ladson, SC.  I assumed since it was the closest dealer I would get good service, but they took the moped/scooter back and already milked me out of $4,000 in less than six months.  They continued to use the best sales and customer service techniques to look their best.  I told the following entities about Velocity Powersports scamming, swindling, conning, and gouging me for money to: Berkeley County Sheriff Office, State Farm Insurance Company, South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, South Carolina Attorney General's Office, South Carolina Office of Consumer Affairs, Better Business Bureau (BBB), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) IC3, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Citibank, DiscoverCard, and SunTrust.  As for the Attorney General and Berkeley County Sheriff Office, they advised me to go to the magistrate for small claims court and claim-to-items filing to retrieve my personal belongings.


I am being investigated for United States Department of Defense clearance number three (#3).  This investigation got everything the first and second investigations did not have.  This is a very unusual feat and Congratulations to me.  The public sees what the government sees.  Corporate America sees what the public sees.  Everyone that is not a social media friend or follower sees what the social media friends sees.  Everything told in one view.  Again, Congratulations to me and pat on the back or butt.


I do not have United Parcel Service (UPS) mailbox in South Carolina.  It is very interesting how much patience you have to have to wait for the mail.  At UPS, I got everything in the mail.  Rural USPS service, I am lucky to get one letter per week.  Yes, in the beginning the Eadytown neighborhood stole my Palm Springs Portable Toilet (Berkeley County Sheriffs Office Incident Report #202001000277).  I have to actually now be home for any and every package shipped.  Yes, I am currently a Cub Scout/Boy Scout/Eagle Scout camping on the property I am paying for, which is my family's property.  It is an interesting setup.  My next step up was/is a Coleman 1805RB Camper or Single Wide Mobile One-Bedroom Home.  Someone had the nerve to cut the grass at the entryway and mailbox, then carve out a noose, teardrop, an asshole, or vagina hole in the uncut grass in the driveway of my family's property.  If you want to cut the grass, cut all of it.  A public Thank You for cutting the grass.

United Parcel Service Store came in very handy during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.  I was able to all my office and paperwork tasks.  United Parcel Service (Moncks Corner, SC) store was the good start. Then, I went to United Parcel Service (Summerville, SC) store was good until they started doing dishonest service.  Then, I went to United Parcel Service (Goose Creek, SC) store was charging an arm and a leg for use of that computer.  Finally, I went to United Parcel Service (North Charleston, SC) store was very good and it became my home store by Walmart.  Federal Express Office (FedEx) was in West Ashley near Citadel Mall gave excellent service.


South Carolina Department of Education gave the instructions on how to apply for the PACE and Alternative Certification, but they purposely did not accept my official transcripts that I recently ordered for another entity.  It was horrible.  I did the fingerprinting.  I requested the SLED background investigation report, but South Carolina Department of Education stated they do not provide report back to the individual.  I requested a copy of the credit and consumer background investigation report, and I did not receive that either.  Upon review of the checklist, I took the National Teacher's Examination (NTE) decades ago at Howard University for Reading and Math.  Charleston County School District reviewed my transcript and discovered my disciplines are Math and English.  I spent $150 on transcripts prior to SCDoEd.  However, after we disagreed on my transcripts, SCDoEd decides to close my case and told me to reapply.


Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2030 hours, I was traveling from gym to home. I was driving on Ranger Dr on a brand new/used moped/motorcycle. I pulled up to the stop sign at Highway 45 and Ranger Dr....I slowed and rolled through the stop sign at 2-4 mph and turned right to go over the Diverison Bridge. I kept traveling and the moped/motorcycle can not go no faster than 38 mph. I got pulled over at State of South Carolina Berkeley County Sheriff police right after crossing the bridge. The first thing the officer PFC R. Foro Badge No. 5989, young white male football size, thought I was going to argue over stopping at the stop sign; in which, there is zero (0) traffic. Guess he started saying to make sure I was not drunk and ask for bill of sale based on the brand new temp tags. He also asked for my driver's license or beginner's permit. I gave him my driver's license and the registration non-issue. He came back and issued Public Contact / Warning #215021-BB. He started conversation with me telling crazy about South Carolina laws regarding mopeds/motorcycle permits times and my type of vehicle should not be on the road after 6 PM. I told him I can show him my out-of-state license with full privileges. So tell me, I just moved to South Carolina, December 31, 2019, and I started moving through the South Carolina resident systems January 2, 2020 and it is January 17, 2020, please tell me how fast I am suppose to get everything to transition. I just saw when the motorcycle classes are scheduled. I guess South Carolina does not realize I came back with five driver's licenses and two endorsed with motorcycles privileges. So since you have upset Marvell and corrected him over something petty, this is a public post sent back to show what is about to happen. Yes, I fully take the ownership of breaking the law for rolling through stop sign at 2-4 mph and not making a 100% full stop.


I did have the Motorcycle Basic Rider's Course scheduled at Trident Technical College - Thornley Campus, North Charleston, SC.  It was originally scheduled for March 2020, right at the time the Covid-19 (coronavirus) became a pandemic.  Everything is slowly reopening.  The class continued to move forward to the next month to the next month.  So I cancelled the class, I will be stuck with my beginner's permit until it expires.  I am using the money for a hair stylist appointment....time for a new look.  Washington, DC DMV sent me reminders to renew my driver's license by my birthday, but like I stated earlier, let that driver's license expire.  It is exciting what you can do with the Power of Choice.  Yes, I have my health, education, God, and 'Power of Choice'.  My French language lessons are coming along great.  Spanish language is on hold until I have mastered and become C2 expert in French, and relate to my European and African peoples.  I still have the general public view my fitness journey.  Right before the pandemic, I became certified as an IFTA Group Fitness Instructor, IFTA Cycling Instructor, and American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Adult, Child, and Infant.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Journal Entry #53 - South Carolina State Senate District 32 Campaign Moments

Name: Manley M Collins
Social Security Number: 5 7 9 - * * - 6 5 4 1
Date of Birth: 06/21
Place of Birth: Washington, District of Columbia
Country of Birth: United States of America
Date: June 21, 2020

TOPIC: South Carolina State Senate District 32 Campaign Moments

DEPARTMENT: United States Department of Labor
DEPARTMENT: United States Department of Health and Human Services
DEPARTMENT: Centers for Disease Control
DEPARTMENT: South Carolina / Berkeley County Election Commission
DEPARTMENT: South Carolina State Ethics Commission

The running-for-office process started interesting during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, which was new to the United States.  The coronavirus was born by the intersection of the Middle Eastern Respiratory System (MERS) virus (humans) and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus (animals) virus. The initial discovery came from China, then the virus traveled through the world.

When offices started closing down, election commission had to stay open due to state law standards.  I did not think about running for South Carolina State Senate Office District 32 until it dawned on me to see what South Carolina issues or concerns were.  I wanted to see how South Carolina election process go before running for Governor of South Carolina.  I filed for South Carolina State Senate Office District 32 and made a $485 dollar cashier's check to the Democratic Party.  My main issue and somewhat traumatic was to ensure I was on the ballot.  After doing Washington, DC two-year campaigning for Mayor and not on the ballot, the situation left a major sting on ensuring I am on ballot to run.

Of course, I was not personally spending any of my monies or go into debt for the SC State Senate District 32 position.  I traveled using my 2018 Honda Metropolitan Scooter and a Megaphone.  I ran the entire campaign trail before the severity of stay-at-home orders for Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.  I had plenty of snacks and candy for the voters and voters' children of the communities.

With South Carolina State Ethics Commission, J.J.Gentry was on top of those reminders to file appropriate reports.  I filed all reports before the deadline.  After Washington, DC filing reports, I tried to trust other professionals to do, but unfortunately, the trust was broken and I am fined.  DC Office of Campaign Finance did make it known publicly.  With South Carolina State Ethics Commission, I had to file a Statement of Economic Interests, general campaign finance reports, I have filed my final report, and sent them my banking statements.  All of my reports were zero ($0) contributions and zero ($0) expenditures.

The initial campaign kickoff started in March 2020 through the following communities traveling main highways: Eadytown, Pineville, Russellville, St. Stephen, Alvin, Jamestown, Bethera, Huger, Cordesville, and Moncks Corner for Berkeley County; up Highway 52 to Greeleyville, then Salters (Williamsburg County); Andrews (Georgetown County); traveled Thurgood Marshall Highway to Kingstree stopping through Bloomingdale, Kellehan Crossroads (Williamsburg County); Nesmith (Williamsburg County); to Rhems and Outland (Georgetown County); then Highway 261 to Hemingway, Stuckey, Indiantown, Cades (scooter and I traveled in a deep ditch full of mud and water), Hebron (Williamsburg County); then Morris Rd to Lake City (Florence County), onward to Johnsonville (Florence County).  I saw all the schools - Cross High School - played in sports and battle in football halftime marching band shows.  I could not find Cainhoy because it seemed too far off the campaign trail.  Onward to Georgetown, Plantersville, Yauhannah (Georgetown County), up Highway 701 to Toddville (Horry County); South Conway (Horry County); second town named Jamestown (Horry County); then Highway 501 to Myrtle Beach down Ocean Boulevard (Horry County) through Surfside Beach back to Georgetown, I saw a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean while everything was taped off and closed due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Next came the surveys and questionnaires.  It was plenty of gun rights and gun control surveys that came in first.  Then, other issues were women rights, economic justice, drilling off the Atlantic Ocean, property rights, LGBTQ+, education salaries, education - public vs charter vs private schools, natural resources conversation, clean energy, voter rights, business regulations for contributions to political candidates, congressional term limits, and the handling of a future pandemic.

On the campaign trail, it was some funny moments when another candidate from Georgetown County (a pastor) and I kept running into each other in Berkeley and Georgetown counties.  The incumbent from Williamsburg County did a great job on yard sign output.  It was funny when I saw Williamsburg County split in two with the incumbent campaigned the South and the other Williamsburg County candidate campaigned in the North.

Some political action committees (PAC)s and democratic groups requested additional discussion via videoconference.  The use of Zoom, Google Meet, and Facebook Live was very useful.  Samsung and T-Mobile won this phone usage battle hands down.  I never thought you could do so much with a cellphone/smartphone.

Campaign results posted on June 9, 2020.  I garnered 237 votes while on the ballot and as a newbie to South Carolina political scene.  I cannot thank my supporters enough.  I am very grateful for the results that at least an African-American/Black male won representing a diverse community of voters and non-voters.

I did correct FaceBook and created my own South Carolina State Senate District 32 page.

I did not campaign via signs, virtual materials, or physical materials because there was no contributions to my campaign and I was not going into debt for $10K plus per diem position.  Most of my campaigning was done via online, radio interviews, newspaper articles, etc.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Journal Entry #52 - Morningside Middle School Debacle

Name: Manley M Collins
Social Security Number: 5 7 9 - * * - 6 5 4 1
Date of Birth: 06/21
Place of Birth: Washington, District of Columbia
Country of Birth: United States of America
Date: June 21, 2020

TOPIC: Morningside Middle School Debacle

DEPARTMENT: United States Department of Labor
DEPARTMENT: United States Department of Education

In February 2020, Kelly Education Services, the current contractor for Charleston County School District and Berkeley County School District, hired me on as a substitute teacher.  The experience was very different since I could teach or monitor various grades and various subjects. Alexandra Barney gave the training presentation.  Melanie Douglas came in to announcement herself as handling some of the background paperwork.  Janelle Clark was the person to give me Frontline Access/AESOP substitute teaching assignment system.  Dana Mentel was the Charleston County School District Account Manager.  Dana and I, started out fine until things started happening at the schools.  Sarah Petty was the Berkeley County School District Account Manager.  Sarah and I got along well as she I was dressed professionally with khakis, sweater, and collared shirt.  Everyone else at the schools were dressed in shorts, jeans, and very comfortable attire.  Every school provided a different experience.  I personally selected schools that were on my everyday route or just had interest in.

My first school was Amy Moye, Whitesville Elementary, First Grade (Berkeley County School District).  It was a rambucious group of kids with high energy.  Of course, my adult learning skills was no match for these kids.  They listened, then they played, then got out of hand.  Everyone wanted to help.  They knew Ms. Moye's routine.  They were operating smartboard and everything.  Most of them completed the assignments.  However, after the student's lunch, some of the neighboring teachers came to help calm the class down.  I felt a little guilty when the educator had the class apologize three times for not listening.  I did run into one of my high school classmates, Shawn Ravenell. He looked great....slightly stocker and thicker than the slender high school figure, but tall and handsome as usual.  Thanks, Shawn Ravenell, for your military service. Thanks, Amy Moye, for your educator service. Thanks to all the teachers that day giving me tips on disciplining and positive reinforcement techniques. It was a good first day as a substitute teacher.  Berkeley County School District timekeeping was done through iPad and technology.

My assignment with Cross High School, my alma mater was very unique (Berkeley County School District).  It showed me how so much have changed over the years.  The classes changed from 45 minute periods to one hour and a half.  Hardly anyone that graduated from the school was teaching at the school.  I was substitute teaching for Christin E. Clark for 7th/8th grade Science.  Christin E. Clark was also a schoolbus driver. The kids were well-behaved in a sense that I did not have to bring another educator in to help calm the class down.  Unexpectedly, I was teaching three of my classmates' children, Keon Pinckney's child, Terrance Nelson's child, and Leroy Ravenell's child.  Other names came about, such as Octavia Cohen's cousin.  We had good time discussing families and they completed their assignments.  I did meet and spoke to Clarissa Shepherd.  Pat Wilson made me feel right at home by having a conversation like I was never missed.  I did meet the principal Alicia.  She was nice.  I did give a courtesy call over the school network to the athletic director, Shaun Wright, and see how he was doing.  Thanks to all the educators, staff, and administrators for their services.  Sarah Petty did call to substitute at the last minute for Christin Clark, but I could not retrieve the voice message until I got into a T-Mobile cellphone tower area (most likely Moncks Corner, SC or St. Stephen, SC).  I took a photo for social media.  For the day, we had a fire drill and active shooter drill.  Assignments were done on Google Chromebooks.  I ran into Terrance Nelson's mom on the way leaving the high school.

My assignment with Northwoods Middle School was very entertaining and diverse (Charleston County School District). I was substitute teaching for Carole L Bennage-Hernandez, 6th/7th/8th grade science.  The classes were half latino/hispanic and half African-American with some Caucasian/European students.  My high school Spanish did not help at all.  I felt very useful helping the students through their assignments and ensuring they understood what they read.  It was an instant gratification to make a difference in a student's life.  Carole and I took a photo for social media.  Carole was still in place and help with the transition to teach her class for a half-day.  Mrs. Bennage-Hernandez had a personal errand to run.  Learning science again at the middle school level taught me how specialized I became in life.  Charleston County School District timekeeping was done manually and done through AESOP Frontline timesheets.  They still had a mix of textbooks and Google Chromebooks to get the assignments done.  Thanks, Mrs. Carole L. Bennage-Hernandez, for your educator service.

My assignment with Timberland High School (Berkeley County School District) was unique.  It was my very first visit since the school was built.  Timberland did keep some history in the having the last yearbooks from the schools that merged St. Stephen High School and Macedonia High School.  I went through St. Stephen High School yearbook and it was so many names and faces I totally forgot about....said, 'Wow'.  I was substituting for Carrie R. Grudzien, Cross Categorical subjects.  The students were mixed 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders and special education.  However, I learn the students had Read 180 or System 180 assignments, Math assignments, and Google chrome assignments specialized to each student. The core periods were long.  Mrs. Carrie class did have two helpers, a long term substitute assignment, Mrs. Middleton, and an athletic coach.  The athletic coach was taught by the long term substitute at Timberland.  Timberland was a large school, but had a different feel of tameness on the day I went.  We had a fire drill in the rain.  Classes were combined for assignments in Home Economics. Every teacher had to escort their classes to the buses loading zone.  The fire drill presented a perfect time to take a picture with the educators, but the rain was distraction while keeping track of the kids.

My assignment with St. Stephen Elementary (Berkeley County School District) was a big reunion.  Some staff, educators, and administrators from Cross Elementary and High Schools were at St. Stephen Elementary School.  I was substituting for Lisa N. Cooper, Second Grade Teacher.  It was an interesting bunch of children.  Some students were helpers.  Some students were very intelligent and smart. Some students tried every excuse to get out of doing any work.  Lisa N. Cooper did have a conference call with the AmeriCorps Reading Partners inside the classroom.  We did have a fire drill.  The cafeteria served grits in the morning to the teachers.  It was good seeing everyone and speaking with them including some strangers.  I gave my information to one of the Reading Partners volunteers to let them know I had interest in the program for the next academic year.  I did take a social media photo.  Thanks, Lisa N. Cooper, for your educator service.

My assignment with Berkeley Middle School (Berkeley County School District) was okay.  The classes were large and full.  I was subtituting for Maxwell J. Burke, 7th Grade Social Studies.  The students discussed that he had a reputation for always being present in the school.  He had two desk in which I kept going back and forth through the students to ensure they were doing their assignments.  I did give a courtesy call/voice message to Dana Copeland, with the assumption she was connected to Patreece Copeland or Cross High alumni.  I saw one person I knew from Cross High School days.  It was a very professional environment with everything from the substitute teacher binder, what, who, when, where, and how situation.  I was impressed.  Thanks, Maxwell J. Burke, for your educator service.

My assignment with Military Magnet Academy (Charleston County School District) was a great experience.  It was a very disciplined school with uniforms and structure.  I was substituting for Simona Spinner, Math teacher.  I saw University of Phoenix under her door name plate.  I was not sure if she graduated from there or promoted the school.  However, her desk was an entire Sam's Club, Walmart, Bi-Lo, FoodLion, Office Depot/Max, and Staples combined into one.  I rewarded the students with the mints she had for them.  Thanks for the mints in my substitute packet and binder.  It was very coincidental that I met her daughter, who escorted me to the classroom.  The front office, Ms. Yeadon, was helpful, but I was not sure if she was related to Cross's Yeadon family.  It was definitely an honor and pleasure seeing a black male doctor as the principal of the school.  It was drill day or the alternate day from the regular core classes day.  I did take a social media selfie photo.  I saw the students and marching band march around the school.  It was impressive.  All the students did their work assignments and acted appropriately.  I did allow them to listen to their smart devices as long as they completed their assignments.  No additional help was needed to keep the students calm.  The classes was small.

My assignment with H.E. Bonner Elementary (Berkeley County School District) was the beginning of the downside of teaching.  The substitute from Timberland warned me that the school was bad/mischievous.  Of course knowing me, I had to test that theory.  I was substitute teaching for Lisa T. Johnson, Fifth Grade Teacher. Kelly Education Services had a policy of 'no touching students' policy regardless of the situation.  The class was very energetic and talkative, but by lunch, the class started getting angry.  We lined up for lunch.  The teacher's favorite helper African-American student was being taunted or started launching blows at a white student who was much smaller.  It was a hard to watch scene.  I tried to insert my body between the two and help restrain the black male student, but the African-American male student went around me and kept pummeling the white male student, who finally fought back.  The class was constantly instigating.  The fighting stopped once I went to the phone to call the teacher that was suppose to help.  I did not catch up to the emergency helper teacher until we got to the cafeteria.  I wrote an incident report for the vice-principal and principal, and Kelly Education Services.  Kelly Education Services Sarah Petty and I had a long discussion about the incident.  Disciplining students have changed and watching an actual fight happen without help is very difficult.  I took an panoroma photo for social media.  Thanks, Lisa T. Johnson, for your educator service.  This was a tough day for me as a substitute.

My assignment with Morningside Middle School (Charleston County School District) was awful. I was substituting for Domonique S. Finley, English/Language Arts teacher.  It was a diverse group and full class of students, even though some of them had field trip.  I did meet Mrs. Finley-Thompson. We had a cordial and candid discussion about the students and overall operation of the class.  However, the black button became an issue in the end of the day.  These kids were horrible.  They were videoing dance routines in the classroom, took naps, sat on window sill, kept walking in/out of the classroom, and it was no control with them.  The students did not listen to the administrator of the wing/grade and did not listen to the substitute.  I tried to hold on for dear life so I can have a peaceful exit from the school, but long and behold I got a book thrown to the face right before the school day ended.  I had to seek medical attention. Kelly Education Services Dana Mentel was informed.  Nikki Woods tried to get worker's compensation for me and got the medical attention needed.  The school kept stressing something about a black button that I did not see or was not shown where it was.  I called 911 and reported the incident to a cop, reported it to Mrs. Thompson, and the administrator.  It seems everyone was upset at the 911 call.  The main office and Charleston County Police deferred the incident to the School Resource Officer and principal.  The principal seemed to routinely state it is a disciplinary incident.  Please see attached report of how it all happen.  Thanks, Domonique S. Finley, for your educator service.  

My final assignment was canceled for Cane Bay High School (Berkeley County School District). It was for an Ashley A. Barnes, Special Services Program Lead.  It was because of the Morningside Middle School (Charleston County School District) incident.


This is the what I sent to the Mayor of Charleston and North Charleston, City Councils of Charleston and North Charleston, Charleston County Sheriff Department, South Carolina Department of Education, Kelly Education Services, Charleston County School District HQ, and United States Department of Education.  My presumption when a child's behavior is beyond repair or acting out, it is a call for help.  Here is my email dated March 10, 2020 at 10:15 AM:

Good morning Sir or Madam, and team,

I am writing as a victim of Morningside Middle School in South Carolina Public Schools – Charleston County School District cry for help. I have attached the appropriate incident and medical report for your review.

 These are the items needed for the educational institution as follows:
1. Tear the institution down and rebuild in its place.  Raise property taxes to better support the school, expand programs, etc.
2. An adequate bell system.
3. An annual directory of all staff, administrators, and professionals at the school in each classroom.
4. An adequate substitute teaching system supporting absent faculty or administrators.
5. An actual, upgraded phone system for all classrooms.
6. Brand new student desks.
7. Uniform policy enforcement for faculty, staff, administrators, and students.
8. A supportive and trusting classroom for faculty (the ability to store and care for professional and personal items and supplies).
9. Better decorative theme for classrooms.
10. A balance between textbooks and chromebooks.
11. A better and appropriate response system for substitutes, interns, volunteers,  and assistants than a black button system.  I felt trapped in the classroom by the rules  and responsibility of students.
12. Penalty and harsher enforcement for non working students because it seems the misbehaving students and mischievous that do not care for any adult or their work.
13. Resource Officer or actual offenders from the prison system to show the students what happens in a school-to-prison pipeline for assaulting adults if there is a no-touch policy for substitutes. One session per week or assembly per month and let them ask questions how serious life is.
14. No cellphone or smartphone zones. Collect them at the beginning of the day and return them at the end of the day.  Each teacher is responsible for their homeroom cellphones.
15. Need the pledge of allegiance recited by students and staff in morning.
16. Need school pledge of becoming a better self recited by students and staff in morning.
17. Need a mission statement recited by students in morning.
18. Need American flags in all classrooms and hallway.
19. Need school flags in all classrooms.
20. College, University,  and military paraphernalia need to be spread throughout entire school.

This is just a start. Since I do not hold the winning lottery ticket for South Carolina Education Lottery, this is my process:
A. Address the issue head on with all levels of education headquarters, associated politicians, and professionals to reach the chief.  This gives everyone a chance to discuss and make some changes.
B. Next is the levels of the court system. December is my second favorite month of every year. My expected award for second degree assault with a harmful weapon is $5,000,000.
C. $5M dollars is the value of the protected minor's life that assaulted me.
D. Arbitration and Mediation is welcome, but I am set in my ways to go fully through the court system to create a six bill for all parties involved.

Pure example of turning around a impoverished school is below.

I am witness to South Carolina Public School Berkeley County School District – Cross Middle/High School. The school went through subtle and major changes when faculty, staff, alumni, and administrators cared about the institution.  Politicians and the county increased property taxes eight times from 1990 to 2020 to support and upgrade the school.  The school has become a silver medal standard of the community, county, and many families.  The school has expanded its academic, athletic, and trade programs. Students' behavior problems are minimal...still chatty...but no throwing things or unexpected weapons.


Adrienne Rubel, HR Consultant, made the ultimate decision to terminate me from Kelly Education Services for social media photos.  I never heard of Adrienne until this email.  This is Adrienne's email dated April 3, 2020 at 8:29 AM and CC'ed Dana Mentel:

Mr. Collins,

Dana Mentel and I have made multiple attempts to contact you via phone. On 4/1, we tried to call you at a time you indicated you would be available, the line went immediately to voicemail. Dana then followed up with an e-mail to determine a new time to have a conversation. As of now, we have not heard back from you.

The purpose of the call was to formally request that you delete all photos of students and schools from your social media platforms, as well as from any personal devices.

Taking photos while acting in the role of a substitute teacher is a violation of the Kelly Standards of Professional conduct. The Standards of Professional conduct, which is covered during orientation, states that substitute teachers will never use recording devices or picture/video cameras, including cellular phone cameras, on academic institution grounds.

In addition, we were calling you to advise you that due to the violation as outlined above, the decision has been made to terminate your employment effective immediately.

Thank you,
Adrienne Rubel | HR Consultant | Human Resources Knowledge Center
Direct: Ph: 248-244-5623 Fax: 248-244-4106

My response was absolutely not.  South Carolina Public Education school system ranked between number 45-50 by US News and World Report, the United States Department of Education and other educational system rankings.  The contractor and public school system worried about selfies, and when every student has a smartphone.  Yes, I am product of the South Carolina Public School System, but I was corrected the minute I left in 1998 by the other 49 states and major cities on the reality of education and life.


Document Link #1 - Typed Incident Report

Document Link #2 - Written Incident and Medical Report

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