I’m grateful for the opportunity to support public educators while they focus on the most important work – their students.

–Rachel Meystedt


Rachel Meystedt

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As the granddaughter, daughter and sister of public school educators and having received all of her academic degrees from public schools, Rachel has always been a strong supporter of public education. After graduating from Scott City High School in southeast Missouri, Rachel moved to Columbia, Missouri to attend Mizzou to obtain both her undergraduate degree in journalism and her law degree.

Prior to joining the EdCounsel team, Rachel worked as legal counsel for the Office of Special Education within the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, where she became well-versed in school and special education law, advising the Office’s compliance and dispute resolution team and acting as general counsel for the three state-operated schools. She also worked with the U.S. Department of Education on many issues affecting Missouri school districts, fighting for better outcomes for Missouri students. Rachel now uses this experience to provide counsel to school leaders on the variety of complex legal matters districts face every day.

In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason, and their families, traveling, cheering on the Mizzou Tigers and hiking with their black lab, Tucker.