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, 2021-22.  I have been a teacher for 15 years, and this will be my 12th 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 currently attends DATA as a freshman. 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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  • 1st period World Studies II

    2nd period World Studies II

    3rd Period World Studies II 

    4th period Lunch

    5th period World Studies II

    6th period World Studies II 

    7th Period Conference

    8th Period World Studies II

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