Mark Gudgel

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Omaha, Nebraska

Dr. Mark Gudgel has been a public secondary school teacher for 16 years. Presently, Gudgel teaches English, Humanities and World Religions at Omaha North High Magnet School, and is an adjunct professor with the M.Ed. program at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He was a finalist for Nebraska’s Teacher of the Year Award in 2020.

A Fulbright Scholar and fellow of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Imperial War Museum, Gudgel has devoted much of his career to teaching about social justice and civil rights. When he’s not teaching, Gudgel is an avid runner, writes poetry, a wine blog and various essays. He lives in Omaha with his wife, Sonja, and their children, Titus and Zooey.

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Posted July 17, 2020

The Last Will and Testament of the American Schoolteacher

On July 7, President Trump reiterated his desire to reopen schools in the fall, as well as his lack of…

By Mark Gudgel

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Posted May 13, 2020

I Can’t Imagine Not Being Able to ‘Dap Up’ My Students Next School Year

Handshakes are a deeply ingrained part of our society, and they play an important role in daily life. Handshakes, or…

By Mark Gudgel

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Posted Jan. 26, 2021

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Posted Jan. 27, 2021

AOC Is Tutoring a First Grader

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Posted Jan. 26, 2021

Families Have School Options, We Just Don’t Spell Them Out in Plain English

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