Pete Markgraf grew up in New Ulm, MN. Maybe all you need to know is that he is the middle child of five.
Pete’s mom and dad were both trained to be teachers. Pete’s father eventually became the principal of a large WELS school in New Ulm, so he attended kindergarten through college in New Ulm.
Pete has taught in Wisconsin, Florida and South Dakota. In those schools he was an athletic director, choir director, technology director, and principal. Pete came to Good Shepherd to be the head of technology, but he has added the important responsibility of principal to his list of duties.
Pete met his wife, Michelle, while teaching and coaching in Fort Atkinson, WI. His two boys were born in Wisconsin but would not remember much from that time because both were young when the Markgrafs moved to Sioux Falls.
In his free time, you can find Pete running on the bike trail or swinging a golf club on one of the nearby golf courses. He has been golfing since he was in grade school, but running didn’t start until after his 40 year check-up. Since that time Pete has run in a handful of half marathons and loves to run the Mickelson Trail Half Marathon in Deadwood, SD.