About Christine Tryon Rice...
Position: 4th grade teacher
Hello, my name is Christine Tryon Rice.
This is my sixteenth year of teaching and 10 of those years with the Chandler Unified School District.
I am a parent (including my fur baby Zeus), grandparent, and wife. I have a wonderful family which I love to spend time with as well as some of my other passions, traveling, reading, and enjoying my friends.
Teaching is my second career after working in the healthcare field for 24 years. Teaching was a lifelong passion which I was finally able to fulfill in 2007, and as luck would have it, I began with my first class in 4th grade. During my teaching career I have taught grades, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th. It has been a wonderful time in my life, and I look forward to this coming year at Riggs Elementary and back in 4th grade where it all started.
Most importantly, I am also looking forward to getting to know everyone from staff, students, and parents!
This is going to be a great year and I am sooooo excited to join the Riggs team!
My Education and Professional Background
My education began many years ago at Fullerton College in California in pursuit of my Bachelor of Science in Business Management. During the course of my studies, I realized that business is not where my heart was. I always hoped to become a teacher, so I decided to go back to school and obtain my Masters of Arts degree in Elementary Education. I completed my studies at the University of Phoenix in 2007.
My Educational Philosophy
Each child deserves the respect, support, and opportunity to achieve their very best. I am committed to make our learning a fun experience in a warm and supportive community.