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Mr. Bear Timmer

My name is Bear Timmer and I am currently teaching at Bolingbrook High School in Bolingbrook, Illinois. I have been teaching business and technology courses for the past 10 years.  I have taught Consumer Education, Business Entrepreneurship, Keyboarding, TV Production, and Cooperative Work Training.  

I grew up in West Michigan, and graduated from Holland Christian High School back in 2000.   I had an opportunity to play basketball at Trinity Christian College which led me into teaching.  Through working basketball camps and interacting with young adults it was the turning point for what I wanted to do when I graduated.  I had always loved business and always thought I would end up hopefully owning or running a business.  Now teaching business courses has really brought the best of both worlds together.

I have been privileged enough to be able to coach boys basketball all 10 years that I have been at Bolingbrook.  I started out coaching the freshmen team, but got moved to the sophomore level in my second year.  I love coaching and teaching the game of basketball.  The team skills and communication skills that you learn from athletics will be with you the rest of your life.  As a player, I know that I would not be where I am today without athletics.  It has taught me what hard work is, and how to work with others.  Teaching and coaching are a lot alike, you need to get all the members headed toward the same goal while continuously working together.