Welcome to Rice Elementary!
During my 24 year journey in education, I have been a classroom teacher, assistant principal, and principal in TISD. I consider my current position as the Rice Elementary principal the best job I have had. I believe strongly in setting high expectations, providing support to meet those expectations, and celebrating success when those expectations have been met. I also believe in the value of building relationships and forming a partnership with parents to provide the best educational experience possible.
Something that is special about Rice Elementary is that we have been named a NED Showcase School because we incorporate the idea of building champions that Never give up, Encourage other, and Do their best. Throughout our school evidence of the NED philosophy can be seen and heard. Along with this, we strive to live our mission of developing passionate life-long learners who positively impact the world. Our school participates in more the 7 service projects throughout school year that support our community. Leading a school that has a strong academic program that also develops the character of the students is one of my proudest accomplishments.