Staff

Mr. Pete Markgraf

Principal/Teacher

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.

Mrs. Abigail Georgson

Kindergarten

Abbie Georgson is originally from Barre Mills, WI. She recently graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN where she received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Social Studies (2013).

In the past she has enjoyed working with children at a childcare center and  leading several recreational programs. She has a love for art and enjoys using that passion in her Kindergarten classroom.

Abbie’s interests include any type of craft, taking lots of pictures, traveling, thrifting, biking, and spending time with family and friends.

Abbie recently married Upper Grades teacher Scott Georgson in the summer of 2014.

Mrs. Tammy Lindwurm

Lower Grades Teacher (1st and 2nd grade)

Tammy was born in Pierre, SD, but grew up in Menomonie, WI. Tammy graduated from Doctor Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1985. Her first two years of teaching were spent at Martin Luther Preparatory School, a former WELS high school, where she worked as a tutor and dorm supervisor. In 1987, by the grace of God, Tammy was called by Good Shepherd to teach the middle grades (3rd through 5th grade). In 2014 she accepted the role of lower grades teacher and will be teaching 1st and 2nd grade.

Tammy married a member of the congregation, Blair Lindwurm in 1991 and they are blessed with two children: Rachel who is a senior at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, and Nick who is a sophomore at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD.

Tammy enjoys walking, sports, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends.

Mr. Alex Hunt

Middle Grades Teacher (3rd, 4th, 5th grade)

Hailing from small town Brillion, WI, Alex Hunt matriculated at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (2011).

Post graduation, Alex worked as a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Lafayette Charter School in Lafayette, MN.  Following his year in Lafayette, Alex received his first Divine call to teach upper grades at Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Sioux Falls, SD. In 2014 Alex accepted the role as middle grades teacher and is now teaching the Good Shepherd Lutheran 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.

In Alex’s free time he enjoys reading, music and watching sports.

Mr. Scott Georgson

Upper Grades Teacher (6, 7, 8th grade)

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Scott and his family moved to a farm outside Watertown, Wisconsin when he was 2 years old. In his years living in Wisconsin, Scott attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Ixonia, WI and attended Luther Preparatory School where he was encouraged to enter the public ministry. He then moved on to attend Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN.

Scott completed his 5-year program at MLC in 2014 and received his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Secondary Education in Social Studies, as well as receiving an endorsement in K-8 Spanish Education.
In 2014, Scott received his first divine call to serve as 6th-8th grade teacher here at Good Shepherd Lutheran School. He is also introducing some Spanish education to the school.
Scott enjoys watching and playing sports, technology, the outdoors, and history.