Kevin Lutkenhaus

Midwest?Northeast Iowa

New Experiences ................NOW TIME!

Grew up in the cold northeast Iowa, in a town called Calmar. I am the son of Kyran (Now is my son Chad's middle name) and Beverly Lutkenhaus. Attended South Winneshiek Community School District (Imagine - we didn't even have Google). Played a lot of sports, learned to play the trumpet, and was "into" the social scene. Driving around at $.34 per gallon of gas is all we needed.

Went to Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and played a little basketball and baseball. Graduated from Wartburg in 1984, with an education major, AFTER meeting my future bride, Beth "Buckley". She was the foundation of Centennial Ground!!!

After marriage, moved to Fremont, NE for a couple months, before landing a great start in San Antonio. By the way, the Spurs were really bad during this era. It was only George Gervin and Artis Gilmore.

San Antonio, Texas

Finishing the past school year, I have spent 32 years in public education. The first, and some of the best experiences in the San Antonio Independent School District, in San Antonio, Texas. There, I taught elementary physical education and health. What a great experience. I learned a lot in an impoversed area. Also served as the athletic director at a local private school, in addition to serving as boys basketball coach.

LaBelle, FL

Moving to Labelle, Florida was a different world. Having grown up in a relatively small town, it was new, but yet old. Met some great people along the way, My job required that I become the Alternative Education Teacher at LaBelle High School, along with head basketball coaching as a Cowboy.

After the 1st year, my teaching and school service truly began. In a period of 18 years, I served as a head coach, assistant coach, teacher, webmaster, and technology specialist. The courses I taught included Intro to Computing (I Remember our first color monitor), Accounting, Business Law, Computer Applications, Web Design, Visual Basic, PC Support, and more. I was proud to have worked with some dynamic people, and especially, Scott Cooper who brought me to LaBelle, and took a chance with a young 29 year old. In 1998, I was the Hendry County "Workforce Development Teacher of the Year".

It was here where I began web development projects such as the following "outdated" and deleted sites:

1. Hendry County Economic Development Council - can't remember the URL, and the Wayback Machine does not list it.
2. Hendrynet.com (Personal site)
3. Inlandswflorida.com (Personal site - when dropped Hendrynet.com)
4. buukuus.com (when I was planning on selling "buukuus" of stuff until people told me they'd never heard of it)
5. Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
6. The Cowboy Closet of LaBelle High School - Selling all we could, and fixing technology as it comes!
7. Hendry County Area Housing Authority - Based in Clewiston and LaBelle.
8. LHSProductions.com - Student domain for web service and publishing.

Following Step 1 of LaBelle High School, I taught 5th Grade at Country Oaks Elementary School, and was voted, "Teacher of the Year" 2004 - 05. What a highlight! When your peers and parents choose you, it's the brightest moment. I cherish those days.
From COES, I went to LaBelle Middle School to serve as an assistant principal. During the 4 years there, personal fulfillment was obtained however, the Principal, didn't like my ties with the community, and therefore, I was dismissed where I went back to LaBelle High to start IT certification academies in CIW, Microsoft, and Adobe. We did well there!

In 2013, I went back to LMS, and served as an IT Support Person, a full time job in the heat of the State testing environment. Now, back in the classroom, we've got IT certifications here as well. Pleased and enjoying young people, we keep moving forward. It's vital that we continue to push to meet abilities, and become better than we think we can be.

I am truly blessed! I have a wonderful wife, Beth, a guidance counselor in the Hendry County Schools, a son who graduated from FGCU and "Dunk City", playing basketball, and a daughter, Andrea, who will graduate from the University of Florida April, 2017.

May God Bless you all, and hopefully, many great times coming again! Live, and Enjoy!

Certifications/Degrees

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CompTia - A+, Spring 2002
Adobe Dreamweaver - Spring 2012
CIW - Certified Business Associate, Spring 2012
Certified Systems Information Auditor, Summer 2016
Certified Information Security Administrator, Summer 2016
IC3 GS4 Digital Literacy, Spring 2016
Class B, CDL State Certified Bus Driver
State of Florida Life Insurance Agency, Insurance Agent, Summer 2016

Bachelor of Arts Degree - Education
Master of Arts Degree- Educational Leadership

OH: Almost forgot: Florida Department of Education Certifications include:

School Principal (All Levels)

Physical Education (K-12)

Business Education (7-12)

Elementary Education (K-6)

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