Mr. Luke Ponder


Middle School Teacher






Mr. Ponder
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!!!

Courses Taught:

6th Com Arts 6th, 7th, 8th Math