Rachel & Associates was established in 1992 by Rachel Billmeyer, a long time activist and consultant in the classroom. Rachel brings a specific knowledge base about teaching and learning. View her resume below. Please also visit the online store and shop for our world renown books and products to help advance in the classroom.
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Rachel Billmeyer Resume
Doctorate University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998 (Administration, Curriculum, Instruction)
Endorsement Administration and Supervision, 1985 Superintendency, 1987
M.S. University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1977
B.S. University of Iowa, 1972
1992-Present Educational Consultant
1986-Present University Instructor (Part-Time)
1987-1992 Director of Staff Development and Instruction Westside Community Schools
1985-1987 Coordinator for Instruction and Gifted Westside Community Schools
Summer 1982-84 Co-Team Leader, University Nebraska-Omaha Talented, Gifted Program
1977-1982 Instructor, University Nebraska-Omaha
1972-1978 Classroom Teacher, Omaha Public Schools
National State Boards
ASCD Regional Conference Planning Committee, Program Chair 1992 and 1994
Nebraska Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development –
Executive Board of Directors, 1990 – 1997
Governor’s Task Force on State Coalition for Math and Science, 1990- 1995
Mid Continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McRel) Board of Instruction 1993
Selection Committee for State Coalition for Math and Science 1992-1993
Girls Club of Omaha Career/Life Planning Consortium, 1988-1990
Books & Articles
Billmeyer, R. (1986). A Growing Curriculum, Westside Community Schools, (Contains Creative Plans Promoting Writing Across the Curriculum).
Billmeyer, R. (2006). Capturing ALL of the Reader Through the Reading Assessment System: Guiding Strategic Readers (2nd ed.). Rachel & Associates, Inc., Omaha, NE.
Billmeyer, R. (2009). Creating Thoughtful Readers Through Habits of Mind, In A. Costa & B. Kallick, Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum (pp. 115-134). ASCD: Alexandria, VA.
Billmeyer, R. (2010). Strategic Reading in the Content Areas: Creating a Thinking Environment (2nd ed.). Rachel & Associates, Inc., Omaha, NE.
Billmeyer, R. (2006). Strategies to Engage the Mind of the Learner: Building Strategic Learners (2nd ed.). Rachel & Associates, Inc., Omaha, NE.
Billmeyer, R. (1996). Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: If Not Me, Then Who? McRel Research Laboratory, Aurora, CO.
Billmeyer, R. & Barton, M. L. (1998). Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: If Not Me Then Who? (2nd ed.). ASCD: Alexandria, Virginia.
Developing Staff Development Cadre of Trainers, ASCD Professional Development Series, 1993.
Trends in Assessment, Nebraska Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, September 1990.