Glenn Kenneth Poverud
Born and raised in Minnesota, Ken began his professional life in 1958 at Sleepy Eye as a Social Studies teacher and librarian. It appears that the dreaded wanderlust began around 1960 when Ken moved to Oklahoma City as Direct, Instructional Materials Center at Central Junior High School. He joined DoDDS in 1968 as a librarian in Iceland and transferred to Lakenheath Junior High the next year. At Lakenheath, Ken met and married his wife, Sarah, and the couple had a son and daughter. In 1978 Ken and Sarah quit DoDDS and moved to Orlando, Florida, working at the Sunland Center, but he returned to England in 1981 as Information Specialist at Fairford ES while Sarah and the children remained in Florida. Two years later, Ken became Assistant Principal at Greenham Common School. In 1985 he moved to the Atlantic Regional Office as Coordinator for the Video Library/Host Nation and continued with the UK District Office after the 1995 restructuring. In August, 1997, Ken moved to Washington DC to become a Presidential Technology Team Member and switched to Information Center/PTS Audio Video, Print Technologies Coordinator in 1999. Ken retired in September 2004.
Everyone has so many wonderful Ken memories. He was one of a kind! One superintendent described him as his most expensive budget item as Ken was always trying to buy the Information Centers new and better technologies. He was our advocate and will be missed by his family, his DoDDS family and his many friends.