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Rice, Joanne

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!