Mark Gudgel


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Mark Gudgel is the codirector of the teacher fellowship program at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he earned his teaching degree, Gudgel has taught for ten years at Southwest High School in Lincoln. This fall marks the start of his tenure at Omaha North High School, teaching courses in English and humanities. Gudgel lives in Omaha with his wife, Sonja, and their dog, Mollie.


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