Ernie Ludwig has worked as an
Outdoor Education Program Specialist for the last twenty-five years. As such, he
has touched the lives of tens of thousands of students who have attended the
week-long outdoor education program.
His colleagues, supervisor and
visiting teachers have nothing but praise for his work. As his supervisor Greg
Schuett states, “teachers who bring their 6th grade students to us year after
year might say he is a living legend at their school because older brothers and
sisters pass along descriptions of their experiences with Ludwig and the impact
that he had on them during their memorable week at Cuyamaca Outdoor School.”
Gary Wilson, the Superintendent/Principal at San Pasqual Union School District
shares that, “he works hard to provide a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience for his
students.” Dustin Burns, a colleague as well as a board member at the Santee
School District explains, “Ludwig has dedicated his life to providing the
highest quality of instruction for his students, and a commitment to go above
and beyond any personal and professional expectations.”
Education Program staff is excited that Ludwig is receiving the recognition of
SDCOE Classified Employee of the Year. As the SDCOE winner, he is now
representing the SDCOE in the countywide classified employee competition.
As always, our Classified Employee-of-the-Year Selection Committee had a
tough decision to make as we are fortunate to have many outstanding staff
members on our team.