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Rochester Post-Bulletin: Seen and Heard - Leah Schnaith

By Colleen Timimi, February 8, 2020

Education is truly a partnership between students and teachers. Students at Minnesota State College Southeast (MCS Southeast) are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Leah Schnaith of Red Wing as their partner. Schnaith, a chemistry instructor, was recently named the college's Outstanding Educator of the Year. 

Schnaith's parents were both teachers, so "teaching is in the blood," she said. However, when she went off to St. Olaf College, Leah planned to pursue a dual degree in chemistry and engineering, intending to become a chemical engineer. After taking classes in calculus and physics, she realized she truly loved chemistry. Schnaith went on to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota. It was during this program as a teaching assistant that Leah discovered her love of teaching. 

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