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Rachel Langenhorst '95

Master of Education Instructor

M.Ed., University of Sioux Falls
B.A., Northwestern College


Professor Langenhorst is an expert on technology integration strategies, leadership and best practices. An adjunct college professor and K-12 technology integrationist and instructional coach in Rock Valley, Iowa, Langenhorst is a contributor for Mackin Educational Resources, and Education Talk Radio. She also was a lead writer for The Big Book of Technology, and writes a blog, "Tech from the Trenches".

Research and expertise

  • Leader, Reading Framework PD, Millard Public, Omaha
  • Instructor of 6+1 Traits of Writing teacher training, Brandon SD
  • Team Lead, BUROS Standardized Test Alignment Analysis (Dakota STEP Test)
  • Instructor of Tech Paths curriculum mapping for district, Brandon SD
  • Tech Paths Curriculum Mapping Leadership training, Pierre SD
  • INTEL Teach to the Future Lead Teacher training, Brandon SD
  • Instructor, Web design PD, Brandon SD
  • Instructor Technology/Internet training course, Morningside College
  • Instructor, Smartboard training for Rock Valley Community School
  • Instructor, SchoolCenter training for Rock Valley Community School
  • Presenter for SD TIE Conference (2014)
  • Elementary Technology and iPad in-service (2014)
  • Presenter, Iowa 1:1 Conference (2013)
  • Trained staff alongside Apple for 1:1 preparatory Mac Instruction (2012)
  • Instructor Foster Grandparent iPad in-service (2012)
  • Yearly in-service instructor for Initial Teachers (2012-present)
  • Technology-based teacher in-services for Rock Valley Community School (2007-present)

Professional experience

  • Technology integrationist, Rock Valley Community Schools (2012-present)
  • Sixth grade teacher, Rock Valley Community Schools (2007-2012)
  • Fifth grade teacher, Brandon Valley Public Schools (2002-07)
  • Third grade teacher, Brandon Valley Public Schools ((2001-02)
  • Sixth grade language arts teacher, Millard Public Schools, Omaha (1999-2001)
  • Resource room paraprofessional, Rock Valley junior and senior high schools (1995-99)