Mr. B... I know that I, like many of your students will remember you always as one of the best teachers that I ever had. You had such the reputation "back in the day" for being mean and such a "hard core" teacher. That was so awesome! Some students not in your class even thought you were scary and were sometimes afraid of you. You ran a very tight ship! You were strict! You had high expectations! You didn't put up with any BS in your classroom. But to those who knew you, those of us who had you as a teacher you were awesome. You were strict but fun. Tough but caring. Scary but funny. You were approachable and you were forgiving. You created a safe environment in your classroom for all students. You were the pillar example of a teacher who taught for all the RIGHT reasons. I appreciated you and respected you. You made my 5th grade experience at great one. You were one of my most influential teachers and one who made me want to be an educator myself. Thank you Mr. B for the education, for the entertainment, and for making me and others feel accepted and important. You will be remembered always and missed by many.