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literary critic , playwright , poet

Rachael C. Burchard, American literary critic, poet, playwright. Certified secondary teacher, California. Recipient Communications Treasure award Portland General Electric, Yamhill County, 1995; Oregon Book awards finalist Literary Arts, Inc., Portland, 1994, Kay Snow awards finalist Willamette Writers, Portland, 1991, various poetry awards.


Burchard, Rachael C. was born on August 27, 1921 in Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Henry Homer and Olive (Gowan) Ballenger.


Bachelor, Linfield College, 1945. Master of Arts in English, Northern Illinois University, 1966.


Teacher English and history, San Diego H.S./Junior College, 1945-1946;teacher English and social studies, Vallejo (California) Junior H.S., 1947-1948;demonstration teacher, University of California, Berkeley, 1948;English teacher, El Cerrito (California) H.S., 1948-1950;teacher English, drama, Acalanes H.S., Lafayette, California, 1951-1953;demonstration teacher, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, 1958-1970;supervisor instructor, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, 1970-1972;educational consultant, Illinois Office of Education, Dekalb, 1978-1980. Adjunct Professor Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas, 1989.


  • Certified secondary teacher, California.


Married Waldo W. Burchard, May 24, 1945 (deceased December 1985). Children: Gina Michel, Petrea Celeste, Margot Theresa, Stuart Gregory.

Henry Homer Ballenger

Olive (Gowan) Ballenger

Waldo W. Burchard

Gina Michel Burchard

Petrea Celeste Burchard

Margot Theresa Burchard

Stuart Gregory Burchard