Mrs. Dee Ann Tate

Phone: 903.262.2555


Degrees and Certifications:

Tyler Junior College - Associative Arts Degree Stephen F. Austin State University - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Minor in Music University of Texas at Tyler - Masters in Education - Reading ESL Certified Accomplishments Tyler ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year - 2016 Rice Elementary Campus Teacher of the Year – 2016 Tyler ISD Teacher of the Month – April 2015

Mrs. Dee Ann Tate

Welcome to Rice Elementary! 

My mother always alleged I became a teacher because I loved to chat, but more than that I loved to share.  She believed in me, as well as numerous Tyler ISD teachers (TJ Austin, Bell, Moore, and Robert E. Lee) who educated me well and for this I will be forever grateful! From my earliest recollections I knew I desired to be a teacher.  

Currently I am in my 22nd year of teaching with the Tyler Independent School District, although I have been working with the district for over 30 years.   I have taught 4th grade for 9 years, served as an Instructional Strategies Facilitator for 5 years, managed a web-based assessment platform  for 7 years, taught 3rd grade at Rice for 4 years, serving as the MTSS Interventionist for 1 year, and for the past two years I have been the Master Teacher.

I am looking forward to an awesome year!