I am Rachel Raduenz (previously Stender) and I am thrilled to be back for my fifth year at Lester Prairie. I teach Social Studies, REACH, Enrichment, and Personal Finance. I am a proud 2015 graduate of Lester Prairie! After high school I attended Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) in Marshall where I graduated in December of 2018. I have a History degree with a 5-12 Social Science License. It is a wonderful opportunity to not only have been a student at the school, but now a teacher.
Outside of school I love photography, being in nature, vacationing to Duluth, and making jewelry. You can often find me with a good historical book in my hand about World War Two or Minnesota History. I also have an energetic black lab named Cruze. As you may have noticed, the Stender name is gone, and the new Raduenz name is in! This summer my husband and I finally tied the knot! The new name is going to be an adjustment for everyone, including myself!
I am excited to get to know each and every one of you throughout the school year! Please refer to the tabs on the left for information. Please let me know if there is anything you need from me.