Phone: 210-356-2237


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History Teaching Certificate: English Language Arts Teaching Certificate: Social Studies

Mr. Gurkan Bekar

My name is Gurkan Bekar.  I am excited to be your teacher for this school year, 2020-21.  I have been a teacher for 14 years, and this will be my 11th year at DATA and Roosevelt High School.  I didn't go into teaching right out of college and worked in the customer service industry for many years.  I worked as a manager at a movie theatre in both Texas and Oklahoma.  Here in San Antonio, I helped open the Quarry Market, Northwoods, and Live Oak theatres.  Teaching has helped me embrace my passions in history and literature and my need to give back to the community.  

I have a myriad of interests and hobbies when I am not teaching that include both indoor and outdoor activities.  The word "bored" is not in my vocabulary.  I am not a San Antonio native.  I was a military brat and was actually born in Germany!  I am married and have 2 sons, Alexander-who graduated from DATA High School- and Christian-who attends DATA Middle School.  DATA is in our blood!  If you have any questions, please e-mail me at or call me at 210-356-2237

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Class Schedule

  • 1st period MWF (1000-1100) World Studies II

    2nd period MWF (1105-1230) AP World History

    3rd Period MWF (115-215) Conference 

    4th period MWF (220-320) AP World History

    5th period TuTh(1000-1130) World Studies II

    6th period TuTh (1135-105) World Studies II 

    7th Period TuTh(155-325) World Studies II

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