A Quick Minute with: Mr Gosselink

Mr. Gosselink

What would you be doing if you weren’t a social studies teacher?

I’d go back to being a bike messenger. We used to call them “Careeriours” – a combination of courier and career.

If your life were made into a movie, what would the title be?

I don’t watch a lot of movies, so… a very serious title like, “I Want Doughnuts” – my littlest son was half asleep the other night screaming “I want doughnuts”  and I feel like that epitomizes my life right now.  Kids not sleeping, parents not sleeping, and eating too many doughnuts.

What’s your favorite way to eat a cupcake? (Ex. frosting first, sandwich, etc.)

Not to be a downer but… I’m not a huge fan of cupcakes. Typically there is far too much frosting so I break off the bottom eat that part and give the frosting part to one of my kids.

If you could have dinner with any person, dead or alive, who would you choose?

I feel like as a history teacher I should have an amazing answer to this, but sadly I do not.  

What was your favorite childhood cartoon?

Calvin and Hobbes – I pride myself on being a purposeful trouble maker.

What’s your most embarrassing memory?

Tripping on the stage at my 7th grade band concert in front of every parent and kid. I mean like on my face, like not a stumble or I even a “caught myself while I fell”, it was like I was an infant who couldn’t get his arms out in front of him.   

If you could choose your last meal on earth, what would it be?

Pizza – anchovy pizza.

Ice cream or fro-yo?

Ice Cream.  I worked at Ben and Jerry’s as a scooper one summer in Cape May and then ran their stores in the Philadelphia region.  I love ice cream.  

Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts?

Starbucks – having worked at Starbucks (I’ve worked everywhere) it was great place to work and the coffee is more than just brown water.

What do you love most about BT?

The kids… I would have fit in here and that makes me happy.

Author: Aileen Zhang

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