I am Ms. Rice, This is my 4th years as a Self-contained IND teacher. During my first year I taught 6th and 7th grade IND at Belleview Middle School. I spent the next two years at Lake Weir Middle School, where in 2018 I won Rookie Teach of the year for LWMS. For the 2018-19 school year, I return to Belleview Middle school to continue to work with my students when Marion County moved the IND hub. I am certified through the state of Florida in Elementary Education (K-6) and Exceptional Student Education (ESE). From January 2013- June 2015 before becoming a teacher I was a behavior technician for Marion County School Systems, where I worked with students with severe behavior issues. Prior to working for MCPS I worked as a college basketball coach with several basketball teams. I have lived in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and visited many of our countries states traveling with basketball. Teaching students with disabilities has become my passion and I make it my goal to see growth in my student's academics, social and emotional, independent functioning and behavior goals.
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts in Telecommunications and Film
Professional Teaching Certificate for Grades Kindergarten through Sixth Grade
Professional Teaching Certificate for Exceptional Student Education (ESE)