TCM Milestones

Discover our company's timeline

Teacher Created Materials

At Teacher Created Materials we are passionate about education! We develop innovative and imaginative educational materials and services for students worldwide. Join usin celebrating some of our key milestones as a company. 

Late 70’s - Humble beginnings, with a vision

TCM Timeline - 70's

1977
Publication of Quick Fun Art.

1980
Publication of My Body. This book later appears in Life Magazine and in the movie Kindergarten Cop.

The 80’s - The big move and Launch of International division

TCM Timeline - 80's

1983
Rachelle leaves the classroom and moves Teacher Created Materials out of her house into the first office building in Huntington Beach, CA.

1987
Launch of International Division.

1987
First published Literature and Critical Thinking books; first Teacher Created Materials' "Make it and Take it" seminar.

The 90’s - First seminar, new Curriculum division

TCM Timeline - 90's

1994
First "Technology for Terrified Teachers" seminar.

1996
Launch of the Curriculum Division with TechWorks.

Period between 2000-2004 - Write Time for Kids - 1st edition, launch of new divisions

TCM Timeline - 2000-2004

2000
Partnered with TIME FOR KIDS® Magazine to publish 1st edition of Write Time for Kids.

2001
Launch of the Social Studies Division with Exploring History and Primary Sources.

2004
Launch of Mathematics Division with Exploring Math.

2005
The Shell Education Professional Resource imprint launches.

Period between 2006-2009 - New partnerships, accolades and new company President

TCM Timeline - 2006-2009

2006
Partnership with Texas Instruments to publish TechTools Resource Kit for TI Graphing Calculators.
Teacher Created Materials products are sold in 89 countries.
The Rachelle Cracchiolo Exceptional Curriculum Development Award Scholarship is established at California State University, Fullerton.

2007
Partnership with Sally Ride Science to develop Sally Ride Science: Science Readers.

2008
Awarded "Contractor of the Year" by Ability First Pasadena Work Center for employing individuals with disabilities.

2009
Corinne Burton named President of Teacher Created Materials.

Period between 2010-2013 - Accolades for Ms. Cracchiolo, TCM goes digital

TCM Timeline - 2010-2013

2011
Rachelle Cracchiolo is inducted into the Educational Publishing Hall of Fame.
Rachelle Cracchiolo is named one of Orange County's "Top 25 Most Hottest People" by the OC Metro.

2012
TCM launches its first 100% digital product, Explor-eBook, a digital bookroom.
TCM begins annual tradition of participating in Read Across America Day to support literacy in local schools.

2013
TCM joins other publishers at the White House and is honored by Michelle Obama for developing teaching resources that inspire healthy choices in food and activity.

Period between 2015-2017 - New product launch, recognitions for the Leadership

TCM Timeline - 2015-2017

2015
Exploring Social Studies Texas Edition product launches and captures significant sales in TX Adoption.
Orange County Business Journal recognizes Teacher Created Materials as the Largest Women-owned Business in Orange County, CA.

2017
TCM is selected as Distinguished Education Community Partner by California State University, Fullerton.
Executive Vice President, Deanne Mendoza wins local Businesswoman of the Year from the California Assembly.