Brian is the third of four children of Catherine and Paul Buckley. His parents’ commitment to their children’s education has led Brian down many wondrous paths. A graduate of Harvard College, he has since taught in Brooklyn, New York as New York City public school teacher; in Udon Thani, Thailand as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer; in Page and Leupp, Arizona as a Northern Arizona Peace Corps Fellow. From 1999 to 2001, Brian served as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University with Dr. Robert Coles for the class, The Literature of Social Reflection, where he received the Derek Bok Award for Distinguished Teaching. He has also received graduate degrees from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and the University of Massachusetts. Brian also serves on the Board for the SNAP Foundation based in Rochester, NY and the Americas Latino Festival based in Boulder, CO. Brian lives with his wife Katherine and daughters Norah, Clare, and Ruby.