Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Degree in Physical Education from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa

Mr. Tim Geurkink

My name is Tim Geurkink and I am currently a physical education teacher at Dutch Fork Elementary School.  I grew up on my family farm in Minnesota.  I still consider myself a farmer as I grow fruit and vegetables in my back yard.  I graduated from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.   Prior to teaching at Dutch Fork Elementary, I taught at many schools in our district.  I also worked at Richland School District 2 in Columbia.  Before coming to Columbia, I taught for eight years in South Florida.  I have also coached baseball, football, basketball and soccer. 

Hobbies:  Sports and exercise, church, spending time with my family

 Philosophy:  Physical education helps provides students with the skills, determination and knowledge to live a healther life.  Regular physical fitness has been proven to increase school performance, reduce the incidence of life threatening disease and have a positive impact on social and emotional well-being of the student.