As a Riverdale parent of three students who graduated more than a decade ago, I am delighted that FINALLY, Joel Doerfler is gone. He should have been fired years ago for his relentless, childish, inappropriate bullying of students on scores of subjects: cheating on tests, taxes, wealth among the student body, politics – you name it. His style was never one of encouraging open, critical dialogue – rather, his chosen method of “teaching” consisted of sarcastic criticism, public humiliation, ridicule, personal attacks, and tearing apart any student who dared to disagree with Doerfler’s own beliefs. He did a great deal of damage to many young (and sometimes, intimidated) students over the years, and should never have been a “teacher”. Good riddance – I only wish this had happened 20 years ago.