Hello, my name is Joanne Rice and I am extremely happy to be at CPMA. While this is my first year at CPMA, I have taught for many years. I started my career in Phoenix, Arizona as a teacher of Physically Handicapped middle schoolers at a small private school. From there, I transitioned to a large district where I taught preschool through 8th grade. I moved in and out of Special Education, as I enjoy challenges and thought it was important to experience and really know General Education to really provide a quality Special Education program. Now that I am back to teaching physically challenged middle schoolers, I feel that I’ve gone full circle and it feels great!
On a personal level, I am the proud mother of 3 “semi-grown up” children whom I cherish. The children I’m raising right now have 4 paws and keep me busy! I enjoy yoga, biking, hiking and of course, living in San Diego- the beach!