Full name:

Daniel Philip Gabelman

Where did you grow up?

Denver, Colorado, USA.


BA – English; Virginia, MA – Theology; Chicago, PhD – English; St Andrews (dissertation on Victorian Fairy Tales).

Your current role at King’s Ely and how long you have been a member of staff here:

I am Head of English at King’s Ely Senior and this is now my third year here.

What do you enjoy most about working here?

The friendly staff and students.

Hobbies/interests outside of school:

Reading, writing, gardening and DIY.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

An inventor or a chemist!

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

To be able to stop or rewind time.

What was the last book you read?

‘Crime and Punishment’ by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

What song are you most likely to sing at a karaoke?

‘Mr Tambourine Man’ by Bob Dylan.

What is your favourite film?


Do you have any phobias or fears?

The end of the summer holidays!

Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:

Books, pen and paper, and wine.

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