Meet Our Executive Team
Rachelle Cracchiolo, CEO & Founder
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! 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.
Corinne Burton, President
The daughter of an educator who also founded Teacher Created Materials, Corinne grew up with a vision for quality education for all. Corinne taught elementary school in the Capistrano Unified School District in southern California, serving as part of the Technology Action Team. Corinne then joined the Teacher Created Materials team, starting in the Editorial Department, as an author, editor, and publisher, before rising to her current position as President. Corinne's experiences and passions as an educator continue to infuse the company vision and product development.
Deanne Mendoza, Executive VP of Strategic Development
Overseeing a variety of sales channels, including International, Business-to-Business, Specialty, and Trade, Deanne’s priorities are outreach and quality service to the customer. She has worked for the company in variety of roles, including customer service, trade show management, and operations, but she is mainly known as Teacher Created Materials’ most dedicated and enthusiastic cheerleader! As such, Deanne is often the “voice” of the company.