New Pine River-Backus Teacher: Karl Ludeman

Karl Ludeman joins Pine River-Backus District staff

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Karl Ludeman joined the Pine River-Backus school's teaching staff the fall of 2022.
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Grades 7-8 metier electives and seventh grade science

I was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and raised in Oregon. In high school I competed in cross-country, springboard diving (ninth at state), and track and field. Following graduation I enlisted in the Army - active duty Army lieutenant colonel (retired). While enlisted, I earned several accolades, scholarships and degrees, including a master's degree in physics.

My wife, Jolene, hails from Baxter. We have two boys - Owen (14) and Soren (11). My family and I have missed out on being part of a stable community with the military moving us every couple years. I'm excited to teach, coach and contribute to a place where we've decided to put down roots.

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