11 Schools Receive the TCM Spotlight Award
Teacher Created Materials proudly celebrates eleven schools across the nation for their work with students, parents, and the community through the spotlight award.
Teacher Created Materials Hires New Chief Marketing Officer
Teacher Created Materials is excited to announce that Alexandra (Alex) Rivas Smith has joined the organization as Chief Marketing Officer.
TCM Appreciates Educators Across the Nation for Teacher Appreciation Week
During Teacher Appreciation Week, TCM will recognize 11 selected schools and 522 educators for their trailblazing leadership, high expectations, and community support. TCM will also host a giveaway to honor educators, release a self-care/wellness on-demand webinar, provide free lessons and activities, offer free eBooks, and provide special sales throughout the week of May 8th.
TCM Shares a Love of Reading with Students to Celebrate Read Across America
For over 10 years, TCM has collaborated with schools in Southern California and across the nation to foster a love of reading by participating in Read Across America-the largest celebration of reading across the nation. This year, more than 100 TCM volunteers brought their passion for learning and reading to Lugo Elementary School in the Lynwood California School District, the Pillsbury Community School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and other schools in 12 additional states and American Samoa.
TCM rallies community to donate 8,282 pounds of pasta and sauce to feed children and families in need
For the seventh year, Teacher Created Materials has partnered with radio station KFI AM 640 and the non-profit organization Caterina’s Club for their annual Pastathon, which raises donations of pasta, sauce, and money throughout November for Caterina’s Club.
“This year TCM collected 8,282 pounds of pasta and sauce—our best year yet,” says Deanne Mendoza, TCM’s Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. “We’re so grateful for everyone’s contributions and proud to partner with KFI AM 640 and Caterina’s Club to provide meals for children and families.”
TCM is leading Teacher Appreciation Week 2022 with heart and generosity
Teacher Created Materials is pulling out all the stops to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6, 2022, and throughout May. "We thank the nation's teachers for two extraordinary years of dedication and professionalism during the Covid-19 crisis," says TCM founder, Rachelle Cracchiolo.
#TCMCARES launches with READ ACROSS AMERICA
TCM Reads Across Compton! Our employees visited Carver Elementary School in Compton, CA, and met talented educators, inspiring administrators, and engaged learners. We read with students and had some fun with activities from drawing, making a personal garden, and inventing airplanes. We surprised the students with TCM Take-Home Backpacks filled with books, an activity book, parent resources, and more. We completed our visit by building cabinets for the school's bookroom and painting the hallways. Our team left the school more inspired to create a world in which children love to learn!
TEACHER CREATED MATERIALS ACQUIRES FREE SPIRIT PUBLISHING
Teacher Created Materials (TCM) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Free Spirit Publishing (FSP).
TCM donates 7,305 lbs of pasta and sauce to feed children and families in need
Teacher Created Materials is proud to support local radio station KFI AM 640’s 11th annual Pastathon. TCM employees from all over the country and our local school Mesa View Middle School came together to donate 7,305 lbs of pasta and sauce. Combined with our $10,000 donation, Caterina's Club will be able to serve even more meals to children and families in need.
Teacher Created Materials and Nonprofit iCivics Partner to Create Engaging Civic Literacy Kits for Grades K-5
iCivics Readers provide K-5 educators with a fresh, easy, engaging way to teach civics skills through nonfiction and fiction literature paired with lesson plans, games, and hands-on activities.
Each iCivics Readers kit includes 10 leveled readers that integrate literacy with civic education. Compelling stories that feature both fiction and nonfiction content help students make concrete connections to key civics topics. Along with the readers are strong digital support, lessons for teachers, and Game Cards providing students with fun opportunities to apply their knowledge.
This series is designed to help students gain civics knowledge, practice civics skills, and develop a civics mindset. They also promote civic discourse and critical thinking.
2021 - Women in Business Award
Teacher Created Materials is honored to rank as #12 in women-owned businesses in Orange County, CA for 2021.
An award from Orange County Business Journal.
TCM collects over 4,000 lbs of pasta and sauce to feed children and families in need
Teacher Created Materials is proud to support local radio station KFI AM 640’s 10th annual Pastathon. TCM employees from all over the country came together to donate over 4,000 lbs of pasta and sauce. Combined with our $10,000 donation, Caterina's Club will be able to serve 22,000 meals to children and families in need.
Listen to the interview with Deanne Mendoza, Executive Vice President at Teacher Created Materials (TCM) and KFI 640AM Radio.
TCM provides free materials for kids to use during school closures
The ladies from our leadership team: Corinne Burton and Deanne Mendoza, supported by a select group of our employees visited the Golden View Elementary School.
They volunteered for Read Across America' initative to help renovate the school’s farm, where students are learning about environmental science.
Teacher Created Materials provided kids with free materials that they can use during school closures.
TCM donates 400 backpacks to Huntington Beach school
Through our Community Outreach efforts, we are honored and humbled to support the Read Across America Day with our contribution.
TCM employees volunteered to spend the morning reading with students and completing literacy-focused activities.
We had a lot of fun building an outdoor classroom related to the campus farm, creating murals and painting the blacktop, which got a map of the United States and an agility course.
2020 - Women in Business Award
Teacher Created Materials is honored to rank as #14 in women-owned businesses in Orange County, CA for 2020.
An award from Orange County Business Journal.
Announcing the winners of the 2019 Holiday Card Contest
We are proud to announce the winners of our 2019 Holiday Card Contest. This year, our contest focused on the theme of “We Love Teachers”.
Donation of nearly 2,700 pounds of food to Feed Hungry Children
For the fourth year in a row, Teacher Created Materials has supported the work of Caterina's Club and local radio station KFI AM 640.
This year we helped to collect pasta and pasta sauce during the annual pastathon.
Winners of the 2018 Holiday Card contest announced
We are proud to announce the winners of our 2018 Holiday Card Contest.
This year, our contest focused on the theme of being thankful for schools.
2019 - Women in Business Award
Teacher Created Materials is honored to rank as #14 in women-owned businesses in Orange County, CA for 2019.
An award from Orange County Business Journal.
TCM is one of the top 50 most community-minded companies in Orange County
Teacher Created Materials has been named by The Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) as one of the top 50 most community-minded companies in Orange County for the second year in a row.
TCM’s mission is to “create a world in which children love to learn.” Recognition by the OCBJ is proof that that mission is continuing to pay off.
Teacher Created Materials and PalFish partnership
With the theme of "Let Technology Empower Education," Teacher Created Materials, PalFish, and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) announce their cooperation at a product cooperation conference ceremony on August 21 in Beijing.
"Focusing on content, teacher and student, PalFish hopes to work with quality educational content providers and professional teachers to provide students with the best educational services and embrace the true future of education through continuous innovation of product technology," says Henry Huang, Founder and CEO of PalFish.
Teacher Created Materials to Publish Student’s Book Idea
This spring, Teacher Created Materials ran a contest called: My Idea My Book as part of our 40th Anniversary celebration.
This contest invited students to write a persuasive letter to share their ideas for the next nonfiction book that TCM should publish.
Size Doesn't Matter in Corporate Civic Engagement
Research proves community-minded companies do well by doing good.
The companies get a measurable business lift in consumer preferences, company reputation, and employee attraction and retention.
New Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
We are excited to announce the appointment of Trish Garza as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Ms. Garza will apply her extensive experience to enhance all aspects of the sales and marketing process to help us with our mission of making teaching more effective and learning more fun for teachers and students worldwide.
TCM's Founder - Rachelle Cracchiolo Reflects on 40 Years of Delivering Learning Resources
The Association of American Publishers interviewed Ms. Cracchiolo and talked to her about the past, present and future of our organization.
The overall goal remains as it always has, to help students develop lifelong learning skills for a life full of curiosity and the discipline to learn on their own no matter what the topic.
Teacher Created Materials Celebrates 40 Years
For the past four decades, TCM has been one of the leading national, as well as international publisher of scholastic products.
We were honored by HB Business News by creating a video for our 40th Anniversary event.
TCM receives the Prestigious Golden Lamp Award
We were more than elated to receive two awards in one night!
The Golden Lamp was awarded to our Shell Education division for Analyzing and Writing with Primary Sources in the Professional Resources Instruction and Classroom Practice category.
We also received the Revere Award for TIME® Nonfiction Readers, a supplemental curriculum series designed to support focused reading instruction through complex and engaging informational text.
Deanne Mendoza, Named Woman of the Year for the 72nd Assembly District
Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) honored Deanne Mendoza as the 2017 Woman of the Year for the 72nd Assembly District during a special Assembly ceremony at the State Capitol in Sacramento on March 6th, 2017
Deanne oversees a variety of sales channels, including International, Business-to-Business, Specialty, and Trade as well as spearheading the company’s community outreach.
In addition, Deanne is a volunteer in the community, and proud mother of three active children.