Teacher Created Materials develops innovative and imaginative educational materials and services for students, worldwide. Everything we do is created by teachers for teachers and students to make teaching more effective and learning more fun.
Meet Our Leadership Team
CEO & Founder
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.
Rachelle is Past President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Education Publishers and a 2010 Hall of Fame recipient. She is a member of the Advancement Board for the College of Education at California State University, Fullerton. In 2008, Rachelle was honored to be one of California State University, Fullerton's 50 Prominent Alumni. In 2006, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the university's Vision & Visionaries Alumni Association. In 2004, she was awarded Contractor of the Year by the Community Rehabilitation Industry, Long Beach, California. Serving on the Ed Tech Committee and Manufacturers Council from 1998–2001, she received the Leadership and Distinguished Service Award by the National School Supply and Equipment Association.
Rachelle earned her B.A. degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, where she also received a Masters of Science in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction.