‘Be Golden’ Teacher of the Week: Mr. Bryan Gruber

The “Be Golden” award is a new faculty and staff recognition program at the high school.

This award is given weekly by a faculty/staff member to another faculty/staff member. Whoever receives the trophy on Friday is responsible for awarding it to someone else the following week. The only criteria are to give it to someone who has done something to make the school a better place.

“With the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiative in our school, we want to not only recognize students for being golden but staff members as well,” said Shannon Davis, the award program coordinator. “This is a way to personally thank people we work with every day, but don’t always have the chance to show them how much they are appreciated.”

Last week the award went to Mr. Eric Feather 

He chose to give the award to Mr. Bryan Gruber 

Mr. Feather’s Quote:

This week we celebrate the many faces of Bryan Gruber. Such as:

Granny Gruber who lovingly bakes delicious desserts for his fellow staff in the vocational wing.

And MacGruber the engineering genius who can fix any problem with his unrivaled knowledge of physics.

And Captain Gruber the master and commander of the swimming pool during the annual boat race that has become a Tyrone tradition. This treasured event showcases his students abilities to practically apply their knowledge of buoyancy.

And Lance Gruber The cycling enthusiast who can pedal between Bellwood and Tyrone faster than you can say “Tour de Gruber”.

But most of all we celebrate Mr. Gruber the amazing educator, and storyteller, whose many talents are only exceeded by his genuine enthusiasm for teaching. Thank you for all the extra time and effort you put into your lessons, for your willingness to help out staff and students whenever it is needed and for sharing your passion for physics with countless students over the years.

The Eagle Eye interviewed Mr. Gruber about being this week’s award winner:

Eagle Eye: What encouraged you to become a teacher?

Bryan Gruber: I would say that it was a combination of events that led me to teaching. It’s not like I sat down one day and said I would like to be a teacher. I just ended up teaching and I am glad things worked out that way.

EE: What do you enjoy most about being a teacher?

BG: I think seeing the success of students both in school and after they graduate is the most enjoyable part of teaching. 

EE: Is this your dream job? If not, what is?

BG: I’ve been blessed with experiencing many different jobs. Some made more money and some were stressful but in all each was rewarding. Right now I’m enjoying teaching and working part-time on a dairy farm.