Jennifer Simpson will begin her 3rd year as Principal at Bertram Elementary in 2017-2018. Before serving as Principal, Jennifer was an Assistant Principal for seven years. Jennifer graduated from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and earned a Masters of Special Education and Educational Diagnostician Certification from Texas Tech University in 2006. Jennifer began her career in Education in Brownwood as a Special Education Teacher where she taught for two years and has spent the last fifteen years working in Burnet CISD teaching 3rd & 5th grades and working as an Educational Diagnostician for three years.
Jennifer's husband of twenty-seven years, Shannon Simpson, serves as a Texas Highway Patrolman in Burnet County. Jennifer has two children, Kristian and Slate who both graduated from Burnet High School in Burnet CISD. Kristian went on to graduate from Howard Payne University and will graduate from HPU with her Master's Degree in December. The most exciting news is that Kristian will be getting married on September 10th. She and soon-to-be husband are on staff at Mountain Top Church in Cisco, TX. Slate will be a Sophomore at Baylor University where he will be in Airf Force ROTC and majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Slate plans to pursue a career in the Military.
Jennifer takes pride in Bertram Elementary where she works with an amazing team of teachers and staff who she calls "family". Jennifer's joy comes from receiving hugs from students on a daily basis, watching them grow academically, emotionally and socially and also from serving others!
Kendell Luedtke will begin her first year as Assistant Principal at Bertram Elementary in 2017-2018. Before serving as Assistant Principal, Kendell was an Instructional Coach, Interventionist, and classroom teacher. Kendell graduated from Angelo State in San Angelo Texas, in 2006 with a Bachelor of Communication Degree and earned a Masters of Education Administration Degree from Texas Tech University in 2008. Kendell began her career in Education in San Angelo, Texas where she taught for three years. She has spent the last six years in Pflugerville ISD teaching 4th & 5th grades, being a K-5th interventionist, and an Instructional Coach.
Kendell and her husband Austin Luedtke, are both originally from Lampasas,Texas and have three children, Ardyn, Beckett and Barrett. Ardyn will be in 2nd grade this year and Beckett is a big Kindergartner! Barrett is 2 and half years old and full of personality!
Kendell is very passionate about building relationships and being a part of children's growth. She takes pride in being a part of every child's education and helping them grow personally, academically, socially and emotionally. Kendell is proud and excited to be a part of the Bertram Family and is ready to meet all of the wonderful students and parents!