Rachelle Oblack

Rachelle Oblack is a multi-award winning K-12 science teacher and writer.


A full-time teacher, Rachelle also works as a tutor, writer, and trainer. Rachelle was among the top 197 Educator Astronaut applicants in the country. She was subsequently invited to join the Network of Educator Astronaut Teachers (NEAT). She has written for various sources including the Newshour Extra with Jim Lehrer Lessons.

Recently she interned and trained teachers at NASA working for the Science Visualizations Studios which produces science animations. These NASA animations are often used on local weather channels to show how weather works. In addition, Rachelle has worked as a writer for major textbook companies writing about the atmosphere, climate, and space.


Rachelle has a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a concentration in the Natural and Biological Sciences from Wichita State University, Kansas and a Master Degree in Education. She is certified to teach earth and space science, general science, biology, environmental science K-12, chemistry, and physical science. She has specialized training from some of the best scientists in the country as a result of her involvement in the Educator Astronaut Program. In addition, Rachelle was selected and initiated as a member into the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, the honor society for key women educators worldwide. She is also in Who's Who Among America's Teacher and was recently nominated for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.

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