My name is Mr. Luke Ponder and I’m excited to start my first year teaching at APS. This is my third year in education, after graduating from Southeast Missouri State University. I think we are going to have a fun, entertaining, eventful, and most importantly educational year ahead. I am also excited to have all of my new students in class and to get this year started.
I have been married to my wife, Ashley, for seven years. She is a pre- kindergarten teacher at United in Christ Lutheran School. We have two daughters, Emelia Rose, who is four, and Lily Grace, who is 8 months old. I love to play golf, hunt, fish, garden, and can/preserve all sorts of things.
I have lived in Altenburg my whole life. I graduated from CTLS and went on to graduate from PHS in 2008. I am really looking forward to teaching in my hometown and am excited for this great opportunity. GO MUSTANGS and WILDCATS!!!