Mr. B: I remember you kept me from getting into a hall fight with a female student over the election of 1992. I married that girl six years later! Our oldest of three children will enter Thomas Stone next year! You were a valuable teacher of "toleration"!
We knew him as "Daniel the Manual" because of his tremendous knowledge of history! He was a great coach of "It's Academic" for many years. Teddy Roosevelt lived forever through you!
Your sponsorship of "It's Academic" and the National Honor Society were inspiring! I still remember (over 20 years' ago) your transparency on the total costs of WWII (widows' pensions, etc.).
Mr. Bruckner was an inspiration in our Mock Trial competition many years ago!. Because of it, I'm now a practicing attorney in Virginia. He also supported me as a NHS officer.
I learned more about doing research papers in his World History class than I did in any of my English classes! I saw him "counsel" more students in the hallways than I did any of our teachers!
He was part of my inspiration to become a social studies teacher!
It's too bad that you've retired! I was an officer in the NHS when you "cleaned up" our group from having some questionable members! You were fascinating!
He was like a "time machine" in World History! He was very approachable and he kept some "bullies" in line.
Mr. B's patient approach inspired me in World History, but I only remember the negative people from the various wars!
He was a great teacher and sponsor of the National Honor Society. His presentation on the Arabs was fascinating! Have fun in retirement!
He really helped me in the "It's Academic" activity! His general knowledge in awesome! Good luck in retirement!
Although well-intentioned, he would ramble, and sometimes he even seemed scared of some of his students. You didn't want to get stuck in the hallway with him b/c you would be there forever.