Steiner, A Woman in the Workforce

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Steiner, A Woman in the Workforce

New principal at Orono high school, Dr.Steiner

New principal at Orono high school, Dr.Steiner

New principal at Orono high school, Dr.Steiner

New principal at Orono high school, Dr.Steiner

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Steiner, A Woman in the Workforce
Isabella Koch
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On Monday, November 12th the women in leadership club welcomed guest speaker, Dr. Steiner. The topic of this meeting highlighted women in the workforce.

“We invited in Dr. Steiner in order to provide club members insight in making life/career choices and to hear about the challenges faced by women in leadership and effective ways to combat those and lead others,” said senior Jordan Case.

There are many different paths, some created for others, or like me, I just learned to find my own way.”

— Amy Steiner

She filled the club in on her career journey and explained that it was not as easy for her to finally find her place.

“There are many different paths, some created for others, or like me, I just learned to find my own way.” principal Amy Steiner said.

Steiner began her career teaching at an elementary school. She worked with a program where she taught inner city kids skills like language, specifically spanish. She then decided she wanted to continue in education. Steiner graduated St. Thomas with an english and teaching degree. Eventually she got her doctorate at the University of Minnesota.

She began teaching at Shakopee High School however, she was placed as dean of students shortly after. After her work at Shakopee, she was the assistant principal at Prior Lake High School following Minnetonka High School. Finally, she wanted a change.

“I felt like I was done with that and wanted to move on. Then, Orono opened up,” Steiner said.

When asked to give advice to the young girls attending the meeting she had a lot to say.

“Take as many opportunities in self growth while challenge yourself as much as possible. This means to be uncomfortable so you can push yourself because that’s where the growth happens,” Steiner said.

According to Dr. Steiner, “losing out to the same guys.” has been a challenge she has faced for the past 5 years.

She concluding the meeting by explaining how welcoming Orono has made her feel.

“I feel incredibly lucky to be apart of this district,” Steiner said following, “Empowering women empower women.”

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