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Mr. Thomas Beller
I grew up in the south Chicago suburbs. I'm a lifelong Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks fan. My passion for sports compelled to me to pursue a career in physical education. Before I graduated, my focus changed, and my career interests led to business management.
After many years, I decided once again to pursue a degree in teaching, and in 2011, I received my elementary education certification from Millikin University. My first teaching job was at Hope Academy in middle school science. I also spent time teaching sixth grade at Oak Grove Elementary. In 2016, I began teaching middle school science again, this time at Stephen Decatur. I was also able to begin coaching again in 2014 for the Eisenhower Panthers. I coached girls softball and football, but am currently content with coaching football only.
When I'm not at school or on the football field, I'm with my family. My wife is a teacher at Stephen Decatur, also. Together, we have five children: Calleigh, Katie, Hayden, Ally and Jack. Between their school and extra-curricular events, and our own, we are a pretty busy family.