Rachel Stenftennagel

Fifth Grade Teacher



Ms. Stenftennagel is the fifth grade teacher at McKinley-Thatcher Elementary School. For the past six years, she has taught fifth, sixth, and seventh grade in Denver Public Schools and in New Jersey, where she is originally from. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Women’s and Gender Studies from The College of New Jersey in 2011.

Ms. Stenftennagel is extremely passionate about fostering a love of learning in her students and helping them reach their greatest potential. She is especially excited to prepare her fifth graders with the skills and knowledge they need in order to be successful in middle school and beyond.

In her spare time, Ms. Stenftennagel loves to travel. She has been to fifteen countries so far and hopes to make it to every continent one day.  She also enjoys cooking, running, reading, spending time outdoors with her dog, and exploring beautiful Colorado.