Columbia Junior High Teacher Receives National Award
Steinhoff is one of five educators nationally to receive the award. She was the only finalist from Missouri.
Steinhoff said, "It's an overwhelming feeling. I mean to have all these people that I work with all the time, for them to recognize me for my work in this field, something that I've dedicated my life to is just truly rewarding and it means so much to me."
The National Education Association awards teachers that promote excellence in teaching and advocacy in public education.
Steinhoff will be recognized at the NEA Foundation's annual gala on February 11, 2011 in Washington D.C. where the finalist will be named and given a $25,000 award.