Michelle Rahn, Ms. Senior America 2004
Michelle Rahn, Ms. Senior
America 2004, was crowned November 13, 2004 at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Las Vegas,
Nevada. Michelle is the first Senior America National Queen to also bear the
distinction of having won the First Place Konze Prize, which is awarded by a separate panel
of judges, for her service to “MOPS, Inc. MOPS, (which stands for Mothers of Pre-Schoolers), is
truly an intergenerational organization, offering senior women the opportunity to share their
parenting experience, and young moms, or ‘mops,’ a source of mature, practical guidance. Michelle
serves as a Mentor Mom for her local chapter of approximately 130 “mops.”
Michelle has a BA
Degree from the University of Iowa as well as a MA Degree from Lesley College in
Creative Arts, and taught in Jefferson County Schools for 28 years. Her credits include “ Teacher
of the Year” in 1992, “Teacher Excellence Award” in 1995 from the Denver Southwest Rotary, “Outstanding
Educator Award” in 1995 from Excel Energy and numerous honors for her 15 years of service in the
Educator Mentor Program.
Following retirement, Michelle began a new career working with school staffs in the field of discipline.
She is now a presenter for a classroom management program entitled “Time To Teach”and works actively
to keep teachers in education. Her instruction includes “teaching with passion and managing with compassion”.
Ms. Rahn is also active at Cherry Hills Community Church, where she directs the middle school choir,
leads the pre-kindergarten/kindergarten music program, sings solos with the 252 member choir, and
leads music for the Women’s Bible Study. She also volunteers with The Women’s Foundation of Colorado
working to create resources for change so that women and girls can become full and equal partners in society.
Lifting women up to become the best they can be is also extremely important to her as she sings with those
in half-way homes of the Gideon International Prison Fellowship. The organization of P.E.O. has been
instrumental to her to further women’s education and fellowship.
loves hosting a “Thankful Party” each November to celebrate life and to count our blessings.
Michelle has been married to Bob for 36 years and they have two married daughters. The Rahns love
having their daughters’ families, including their three grandchildren, live near in Castle Rock, Colorado.