Degrees and Certifications:
Graduate of the International Baccalaureate Program, Vanguard High School - Class of 2002 Bachelor's of Health Science, University of Florida - Class of 2006 Current Educational Certifications: Elementary Education K-6 Middle Grades Integrated 5-9 ESE K-12 Health K-12 Current Educational Endorsements: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Reading English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Ms. Katie Rice
I moved to Ocala, Florida from a small Illinois town when I was ten years old and I have been here ever since! Attending schools here in our community - Shady Hill Elementary, Belleview Middle School, and Vanguard High School - sparked my interest in giving back to Ocala through teaching. After graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's of Health Science degree in 2006, I enrolled and graduated from the College of Central Florida's Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) to prepare myself for a career in education. My first four years as a teacher were spent at a local alternative school for students with severe emotional behavioral disabilities and other exceptionalities, where I taught English/Language Arts, Intensive Reading, and Science to middle school students. From 2010-2017, I taught all academic subjects to students in the Therapeutic Unit for Behavior, Grades 3-5 class at a local elementary school. At the end of the 2016-2017 school year, I was honored to be offered a position as an Intensive Support Facilitator at Osceola Middle School! With over a decade of experience working with students with exceptionalities, I am so excited to be starting a new adventure at OMS, supporting our students in mathematics!