Steil nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

January 28, 2020
Rachel Steil

Stillwater Area High School teacher Rachel Steil has been nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

She is among just 134 teachers who were chosen across the state. Candidates include pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade and Adult Basic Education teachers, from public or private schools.

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

The 2020 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be announced May 3. Over the coming weeks, a 25-member panel of community leaders will name a group of semifinalists and finalists.