William D. Rauhauser graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree (1968) in Physical Education, thereafter teaching elementary and secondary physical education and coaching in the Ankeny School District. He earned a Master of Arts degree (1970) in Educational Administration from NE Missouri State University (NEMSU), thereafter joining the Iowa Department of Public Instruction as a consultant for sta development. He served as teacher and assistant high school principal for the Estherville School District while earning a Health, Physical Education and Recreation Administrative certification (1975) from NEMSU, later serving the Milford (1975-1979) and Spirit Lake (1979-1983) School Districts.

William graduated from Iowa State University with a Doctor of Philosophy degree (1983) in Education Administration, thereafter joining the Campbell County School District, Gillette WY as assistant superintendent (1983-1987). Dr. Rauhauser spent 17 years in public education before establishing (1987) School Improvement Partners (CEO) and becoming a full time educational consultant to school boards, school districts, educational programs and teachers: conducting over 4000 workshops for educators in 45 states, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. He has co-authored two books and served as an adjunct professor at the Universities of Buffalo, Kansas State, Northern Iowa and Northern Michigan. He served as an adjunct professor and national consultant for School Improvement/ Effective Schools, a national trainer of trainers for Teacher Expectation/ Student Achievement (TESA) and has presented at national meetings and international congresses.