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The North Bend Eagle


Kluthe new to NBC

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 8/24/11

Suzanne Kluthe is the lone new faculty member in the North Bend Public Schools. A resident of Fremont, Kluthe will be teaching 11th and 12h grade English. Her extracurricular activities will include sponsorship of the National Honor Society, newspaper and the 7th grade class.


The daughter of a teacher, turned principal, turned superintendent, Kluthe was born in Ainsworth, but lived in Kenesaw, Doniphan, Greeley and Paxton, moving as her father changed jobs.

Kluthe graduated from Paxton Consolidated Schools and the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She earned her master’s degree from Wayne State College. Kluthe taught at Clarkson Public Schools for three years and Schuyler Central High School for the last 14 years.

Kluthe has three children, Sophia, 12; Cole, 10; and Isabelle, 8; who attend Fremont schools. Her spare time is spent with her children, reading, running and teaching Zumba.

“I’m excited for the new opportunities this position will provide,” Kluthe said. “NBC has a reputation of excellence and I look forward to being a part of this strong school system.”

There are also some new paraprofessionals at the elementary school. Teri Ortmeier, Karen Pierce, Jennifer Witt and Jessica Hull are all new for the 2011-2012 school year.

Ortmeier lives in rural Dodge, and previously was a para at Logan View. She will be working with special education (SPED) students. Ortmeier has four sons, one a freshman at University of Nebraska at Omaha and the other three new students in North Bend schools.

Pierce resides in North Bend and is working with SPED students and in the classroom. She has two children, one attending Wahoo Neumann and one at North Bend schools.

Witt has been a substitute para and is now full time working with SPED students. She has three children, all students in NBCPS. She will also drive a school bus route.
Hull is a 2005 graduate of NBC and just graduated from Iowa State University. She is working as a long-term substitute in the SPED department.

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