Meet Dr. Heil

I grew up in Rochester and spent my time exploring Minnesota with my family camping, fishing, hunting, skiing, and pursuing many other indoor and outdoor activities. These experiences built my love for learning, teaching, and leadership. Along the way I earned my Eagle Scout award, and became involved with coaching football, basketball, and track.

I earned my bachelor degree in education from Winona State University, where I volunteer
coached at Cotter High School for a year and was Vice-President of the Winona State Cycling
Team. Upon graduation, my wife and I moved to Arizona to teach and coach.

I taught middle school science, mathematics, and physical education, as well as was head
football, boys and girls basketball, and track coach at Casa Grande Junior High and Cactus
Middle School in Casa Grande, AZ. After five years, I moved up to the high school level and
taught physical science and mathematics. Outside of the classroom, I was assistant varsity
football, assistant varsity and head junior varsity girls basketball, and head boys and girls track coach for Casa Grande Union High School.

During this time, I earned my master degree and doctorate degree in educational leadership
from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. I served as athletic director at Casa Grande
Union High School and Principal at Casa Verde High School in Casa Grande, AZ for four years prior to returning to Minnesota to become Principal of Delano High School.

My wife and I have five children who are either in elementary school, middle school, or tiger
pre-school. We love exploring Minnesota as a family, staying at the lake in Nisswa, MN, playing various sports, and scouting.

Instead of a quote, I’d like to leave you with this final thought. A successful education for every
child is the result of many individuals working together to help each individual child achieve their daily best.

Steve Heil
High School Principal
763-972-3365 x2220