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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.



 

Milestones

1977

Publication of Quick Fun Art.

1980

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


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.

1988

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


1994

First "Technology for Terrified Teachers" seminar.

1996

Launch of the Curriculum Division with TechWorks.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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