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Doug Rapley

Interim Department Chair, Education
IDoTeach Master Teacher

Doug Rapley is the IDoTeach Master Teacher for College of Western Idaho.  He instructs Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching and Step 2: Inquiry Based Lesson Design. 

Mr. Rapley received a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Saint Louis University in 2003 and a Master of Science in Geoscience Systems from Mississippi State in 2010. 

Having worked in a variety of fields in the past including: bike messengering, bicycle/ski technician research meteorologist, and computer networking, it was not until entering the world of education would you say he hit the “sweet spot”.  His career in education began locally for Meridian School District teaching high school Earth and Space Science, and Ecology.  Here, he honed skills to engage learners and made selling science his main priority.

Mr. Rapley has keen interests in outdoor activity that include: backpacking, mountain biking, splitboarding, running, and shaolin kung fu.

Blogs by Doug Rapley

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 1:15pm
Recently, College of Western Idaho (CWI) helped install scientific weather stations at Amity Elementary School and Boise High School. Idaho National Laboratories donated the two Oregon Scientific weather stations to the CWI Treasure Valley iSTEM Library to increase student’s awareness of gathered weather data. The iSTEM library serves as a resource for public schools to access STEM lessons and materials. 
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