Academy of Environmental Sciences
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.