Steil named finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

April 07, 2020
Rachel Steil

Stillwater Area High School teacher Rachel Steil has been named a top ten finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year for a second time.

Steil has taught English at SAHS for 20 years. She also serves as a newspaper adviser for the Pony Express student newspaper. Steil was a finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year in 2015. She was also named 2018 Minnesota Journalism Adviser of the Year.

The 2020 Teacher of the Year winner was scheduled to be announced at a May 3 banquet, but that’s been postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus.

The finalists are tentatively slated to interview with a selection panel in June.