About Me

Talbot, the teacher
Name: Brandon Talbot
Twitter: @askmrtalbot
School: Alta Loma High School
Classes: English I-H, English IV-P, Journalism
Phone: (909) 989-5511 (x 2327)1
Experience: 2 years subbing, 7 years teaching

1 Checking my voicemail is akin to my kryptonite as it makes me weak, woozy and a putrid shade of green. Also, I rarely check it. It's in everyone's best interest to email me if they have questions, concerns, comments or complaints. Really, though, complaints aren't that cool, so I'd just as soon receive the former three instead. Positivity -- that's the name of my game. 

Talbot, the Master
High School: Alta Loma High School
Graduated: 1998
Notable: Clubs section editor for the yearbook; won "Senior Favorite" award of Best Hair2

College: Cal State Fullerton
Graduated: 2002
Degree: BA in English & Comparative Literature
Notable: Finished in four years; lived on-campus the first two years and commuted the last two

College: University of La Verne
Credential: 2005
Graduated: 2010
Degree: MA in Education
Notable: Took a big break between earning the credential and finishing the master's degree; wrote thesis on the dangers and opportunities in using social networking in the classroom

2 This is an honor of which I am inordinately proud.

Talbots, the Captains 
Wife: Angela
Years: Together - going on 7; Married - going on 5
Meeting: A mutual friend from CSUF set us up. I made a good impression, but she didn't quite fall for all of the charms that I had to offer and blew me off. A few months later, she came crawling back. Please note that "crawling back" constitutes saying hi to me, at which point I then made every effort in the world to make sure she stuck around this time. Thankfully, she did. She has made me extraordinarily happy ever since. 
Hobbies: Baking, knitting, working with crazy people, putting up with her husband, watching Bravo shows about cooking and housewives

Dog: Spider-Man
Spider-Man, the dog
Years: 4
Breed: Beagle
Temperament: Annoyed; alternatively excited to see everyone
Hobbies: Sniffing, howling, getting all up in someone's personal space, licking, coughing up water, becoming angry at the dogs on television, chewing, lying in suggestive poses, intimidating big dogs, fearing small dogs, running up and down stairs
Favorite Shakespeare Quote: "Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." (Macbeth V.v)