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Kendell Luedtke - Principal



I was born and raised in Texas. My husband Austin Luedtke is a custom home builder and we are both originally from Lampasas, Texas. We moved to Liberty Hill six years ago and fell in love with the community. We have three wonderful children Ardyn (11), Beckett (10), Barett (6), and a 13 year old dog named Trip. During my free time I love to be outdoors with my family, watch my children play sports, and be involved in my church. I graduated from Angelo State University with a bachelor’s degree and earned a Master of Education Administration degree from Texas Tech University. I have served students in four districts across Texas as a classroom teacher, Interventionist, Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal and now Principal.

I absolutely love the field of education, and I am dedicated to being a lifelong learner in this profession. The opportunity to build relationships with students, teachers, families, and the communities is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job. I am passionate about fostering relationships and being a part of children’s success. I pride myself in being a part of every child’s education and helping them grow personally, academically, socially, and emotionally. I look forward to getting to know our students and families and serving within our community. I am so honored to be a LHISD Panther and blessed to be a part of the Santa Rita Elementary family!

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