Karl Pederson


  • K-6 license Elementary Ed from Augsburg University with a minor in Special Education
  • Master in Elementary Ed from Saint Marys
  • Responsive Classroom Trained

A bit about me…  I have been married to my wife Shawn for 22+ years.  We have two children Braden and Alaina. Braden is a senior at Iowa State university.  Alaina is a sophomore at Armstrong high school. Our family loves to vacation and spend as much time as possible together outdoors.  

I believe in… ALL students loving kindergarten.  I feel building relationships with students and families is at the top of my priority list.  

My education journey… I started in MPS over 22 years ago, teaching every grade K-6.  Kindergarten is my favorite grade because the students grow so much in just one year.

Books…  Picture books are a real source of joy for me.  You can catch me reading Dr. Seuess, Eric Carle, Audrey Penn, Mo Willems, and many more!