Phone: 208-455-1148


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts from Northwest Nazarene University.

Mrs. Raquel Koehler


My name is Raquel Koehler, and I currently teach first grade at Purple Sage Elementary.  I have been married to my prince charming for more than twenty wonderful years and have four beautiful daughters who always manage to keep me on my toes.  I have been teaching children since 2004.  Purple Sage has been a wonderful place for both me and my girls.  I feel so blessed to be a part of such a kind and remarkable community, one that truly knows what it means to put kids first.  I have always wanted to be a teacher, and I know in my heart that I am right where I am supposed to be.

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Northwest Nazarene University.  I graduated Summa Cum Laude, which was a huge accomplishment for me.  As an educator, I believe that every child has the ability to learn and that it is my responsiblity to help them reach their full potential. 

During the warm Idaho months, I enjoy spending time with my family in the great outdoors.  I especially love hunting and fishing alongside my husband.  I also enjoy camping, hiking, UTV riding, shopping, and crafting.  During the winter months, you will most likely find me curled up in a blanket, next to a warm fire, watching a romantic comedy.

I am passionate about first grade, and I am excited to be your child's teacher! 


A Few of My Favorite Things

Color: Lime Green 

Restaurant: Red Lobster

Book: Where the Red Fern Grows

Movie: Maid in Manhattan

Drink: Sonic Strawberry Limeade

Season: Summer

Dessert: Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream