Aloha Johnston Families,
My name is Mandy Rice and I will be one of the kindergarten teachers here at Johnston Elementary. I am very excited to be working with your child this year.
So you can get to know little more about me, I am originally from Hawaii and moved to Tucson after I graduated from high school to attend the University of Arizona. I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2010 with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I continued my education at Grand Canyon University and graduated in 2013 with my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in elementary education. I also have several endorsements in early child and structured English immersion. I then married my wonderful husband Destry and we have a beautiful daughter named Malia. I have been with Johnston for over six years. Working with children has always been a passion of mine, and I hope to make a difference in your child's educational experience. I look forward to meeting each of you in the weeks to come.