Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Rice

Hello, and welcome to second grade at Wood Elementary! I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year. I know we will have a fun and exciting learning experience together! I hold a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.Ed in Instructional Leadership, both from Drury University. I began my teaching career in 2013. I have taught fourth, first, and now second grade! I love this fun age of growing maturity and discovery. 

I am married to my best friend John, who works for American Water on Fort Leonard Wood. Bailee, Tanner, and Carter are our sweet kiddos, and they all have very big personalities. They keep us very busy with sports, hobbies, and extra activities. Our family loves to spend time outdoors boating, camping, fishing, riding horses, and being active. We also love to watch Chief’s football!

I am dedicated to partnering with you to provide your child with a quality education. I feel that communication between home and school is so important, and I look forward to hearing from you throughout the year. The quickest and easiest way to reach me is by email at Thank you for entrusting your child to me. Go Tigers!