Probably the worst principal ever. 4,000 students in the school and in the course of those 4 years the student goes to school, everyone has only seen him once! I know seniors who have never even seen him. Its really sad.
I did well in his class when I had him as a social studies teacher in Francis Lewis HS. Remembered him constantly bring up "Double or Nothing Day" and how being in the classroom reminded him of being in "The Jerry Lewis Telethon". The only course that I struggled in was economics (analyzing stock reports). Other than that, it was a fairly good experience.
I've been in forest hills for three years and only saw this man twice and that's when visitors came to the school...there are appromixately 4,000 kids in the school and majority of them have only seen him once.
Was a student of his when he was a social studies and a independent study english (remember him showing "Shawshank Redemption") teacher at FLHS. Thanks for telling us some stories that you experienced (ex: the one about when you were in college and your class was assigned to write a paper on a different topic and your instructor turned your classes' work into a book) hard to grasp when was a preoccupied student but handy out of high school. :)
Mr. Gootnick is now the principal of the school. He presents himself to be a caring involved principal. However, when I approached him for assistance regarding the run around I am being given by his A
one of the better teachers of FH. doesn't give a lot of hmwk and loves it when students participate. i have never actaully been interested in politics until now.
The best teacher in the world ill miss you mr g respect and skrew u!!!! lol
Mr. Gootnick respect! (inside joke :) I had him for history 7. He is very cool and very clear on what he teaches and expects of you. One of the best gov't teachers! - sneazy lol
funny and easy teacher, don't disrespect him ir he'll disrespect your rp grade.
hes maddd kool. keeps it real!! jokes b dry sumtimes but still kool guy. one of the best teachers there
I never had him as a teacher, but I always appreciated his advice, guidance and friendship. It's not very often you find AP's that cool!!
I think he is good cuz most of my other social study teachers really don't teach me that much... Oh, and one very important thing! he doesnt give a lot HW! :p
Yo Mr. Gootnik is the ill sheeeat. At first i didn't know what to expect, since I didn't really know him, or like him, but he turned out great, I like him alot.
His class is so boring =X i just wanna fall asleep! DOES HE EVEN GRADE OUR REPORTS?!
he is a cool dude and always is talking about how long it is until his retirement. he has the ill fro going but needs a perm more often. its called a comb.
Yeah he maybe a good teacher but he doesn't really care about the students and is too much business oriented
i looove him! gave me a 99, very VERY interesting class