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Pipers Among the Finalists for Teacher of the Year

Three Hamline University graduates are finalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. 

  • Katherine (Katie) Coulson MAED ’18 teaches grade 4 at Thomas Lake Elementary School in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District.
  • Maya Kruger ’09 teaches grade 6 language arts at St. Anthony Middle School in St. Anthony-New Brighton School District.
  • Rachel Steil MAED ’03 teaches English and journalism in grades 10-12 at Stillwater Area High School in the Stillwater Area Public Schools.


The 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Jessica Davis of South St. Paul Secondary School in South St. Paul, is also a Piper. 

Education Minnesota, the 86,000-member statewide educators union, organizes and underwrites the Teacher of the Year program. Candidates include pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers, ECFE and ABE teachers from public or private schools.

Written by staff

4/21/2020