Introducing our Founder and CEO
Rachelle Cracchiolo founded Teacher Created Materials in 1977 when she was a classroom teacher.
Looking for art activities to supplement her lessons, Rachelle wrote and illustrated Quick Fun Art. Try as she might, she could not find a publisher for her work. So, with the industriousness and resourcefulness inherited from her parents and supportive extended family, Rachelle decided to publish the book herself!
And the rest is history... in the making!
Rachelle Cracchiolo, M.S. Ed., is proud to represent Teacher Created Materials as Founder and CEO.
For the past 40 years, Rachelle has been a relentless visionary and entrepreneur in education, working to build Teacher Created Materials from a part-time venture in her garage to a thriving publishing company that distributes products in 89 countries worldwide.
Rachelle founded Teacher Created Materials in 1977 when she was a classroom teacher. Looking for art activities to supplement her lessons, Rachelle wrote and illustrated Quick Fun Art. Unable to find a publisher for her work, Rachelle decided to publish the book herself!
It was a success, and she quickly added additional titles to her line, each more successful than the last.
Now, thousands of titles later, Teacher Created Materials is a leading provider of supplemental resources in education worldwide.
Rachelle's mission has always been to create and provide materials for teachers and students that support quality instruction, are engaging and easy to use, and are proven to make a difference.
As such, she continues to visit classrooms across the world to work with children and listen to what's on the hearts and minds of educators. Rachelle remains involved in the development of new resources, providing her unique and trusted perspective.
For over 40 years Teacher Created Materials (TCM) has published innovative, imaginative, and award-winning resources for teachers and students in all subjects for Grades K-12. Our driving vision is to Create a World in which Children Love to Learn!
Teacher Created Materials began in 1977 when Founder and CEO Rachelle Cracchiolo wrote her first book, Quick Fun Art, with a fellow teacher. TCM continued to expand its product line, always using the latest research and best classroom practices to ensure student success.
TCM's products are evidence based - our data shows that our products have directly increased student achievement.
As our company has grown, one thing has remained consistent - teachers around the world depend on us to produce quality, easy to use, educationally sound materials.
Today, Teacher Created Materials is a leading educational publisher with products that are used in classrooms in all 50 states and in 89 countries. Everything we publish is still created by teachers for teachers and students because we still believe that no one knows what teachers need more than other teachers and we know that all students can become lifelong learners. And each year we provide professional development to over 10,000 teachers, helping them to perfect their craft.
It is that sense of commitment to teachers, students, and the community that exemplifies our mission, vision, and values and underlies everything we do.