Daniel Brugioni is an english teacher, new tech facilitator and writer working for Calumet High School. There, he was amongst the first group of teachers to transition to the new tech model, which emphasizes student-led, project-based learning with real-world applications, and was part of the team that helped make AYP last year and lose its probationary status. He also serves as Union President (Local 662) and Yearbook Advisor.
In his spare time, Daniel has written over 120 stories and is currently working on his fourth novel. He’s had stories published in The Timber Creek Review, Spitball, The Sulfur River Literary Review, Words of Wisdom, Struggle, Zahir and The Skylark and has won first prize in the Short Story category at the Stark-Tinkham Awards at Purdue Calumet four times.
Daniel graduated with a degree in Forestry Recreation from Purdue University in 1999. He earned his second degree in Secondary English Education in 2002 and a master’s degree in Literature in 2011 from Purdue Calumet in 2011.
Daniel resides in Hyde Park, IL with his wife, Patricia and he has visited all 48 states in the continental U.S.A. as well as twelve countries. He reads even more extensively than he travels.
Daniel’s most valued Purdue Calumet experience:
“At Purdue Calumet, I feel I finally found my niche. While studying to become an English teacher, I was exposed to some of the greatest literature of all time and to people my age who appreciated it as much as I did. Purdue Calumet showed me a part of the world – a luminous, achingly beautiful part – that I had scarcely known existed, and for this I will be forever grateful.”
Daniel’s advice to current Purdue Calumet students:
“Allow your time at Purdue Calumet to transform you – for the better. Allow the outstanding faculty to open for you all the possibilities of the world, whatever your aspirations. PUC will be what you make of it, so make it fantastic.”