Bachelor, Midland College, 1939. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1949. Doctor of Education, Columbia University, 1955.
Elementary teacher Cedar Bluffs (Nebraska) School, 1934-1935, Garden City (Nebraska) School, 1935-1936. Primary teacher Fremont Public Schools, 1936-1939, supervisor art, 1939-1942. Art teacher Irvington (New Jersey) High School, 1951-1953.
Supervisor art education Irvington Public Schools, 1953-1987. Director federal grant Performing Arts as Part of Curriculum, 1965-1969, Teaching Reading Through the Arts, 1970-1973. New Jersey representative National Innovation Conference, Hawaii, 1964.
Member board trustees Classroom Renaissance New Jersey Department Education, Trenton, 1968-1972. Founder, trustee New Jersey State School Arts/New Jersey State Department Education, Trenton, since 1980. Advisor art department Kean.
College New Jersey, Union, 1974-1998.
Founder, president Irvington Symphony Orchestra, 1968-1987. Founder, trustee Irvington Cultural Committee, 1968-1987. Co-founder Arts Administrators, New Jersey, 1968.
Designer Teen Arts New Jersey, 1970. Lieutenant (senior grade) United States Navy, 1942-1944. Fellow New Jersey Art Education Association (president 1997, Distinguished Fellows of New Jersey).
Member National Art Education Association (New Jersey Art Educator of Year 1990, Art Administrator eastern division 1991), New Jersey Congress Parents and Teachers (arts chairman 1966-1974, life), Art Educators New Jersey (chairman speakers committee 1988-1999, Distinguished Art Educator award 1990), Getty Conferences Art Education, New Jersey Council on Education, Retired Art Educators New Jersey (founder), National Retired Art Educators (treasurer 1991-1996), Arts Alliance in Education, Hands and Minds Institute.
Married Donald Roderick Raichle, December 15, 1942. Children; Douglas, Donald, Alan, Lynne.