Steibel named VFW Teacher of the Year

TEACHER OF THE YEAR–Prairie du Rocher School first grade teacher Rachel Steibel was recently presented the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award by the Red Bud VFW Post. Pictured with her at the award presentation are VFW Quartermaster Larry Ehlers and Steibel’s first grade class.

Quartermaster/Chairman Larry Ehlers of the Red Bud Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6632 announced the local post winner of this year’s Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award as Rachel Steibel in the K-5 category.

Steibel teaches first grade students at the Prairie du Rocher Elementary School.

She received a certificate of achievement and a check for $50 from Red Bud VFW Post 6632. Her nomination has been sent to the district level for consideration for advancement to the state level.

For more on the Teacher of the Year award, please see this week’s print edition.