Mrs. Raquel Koehler

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 seventeen wonderful years, and I have four beautiful daughters who always manage to keep me on my toes.  This is my second year at Purple Sage Elementary, but my fifth year teaching in public schools.  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 in 2011.  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