• Professional Bio 

     Mr. Rice did not dream of being a High School Spanish
    Teacher. He still owes his eighth grade Spanish teacher, Señor de la Cruz, an
    apology for acting up in class.

       It was not until fulfilling a mission for his church in
    Cali, Colombia that he began to diligently study the language. After three
    months of living in Pasto, Colombia, he was assigned to be a translator for the
    next four months. This experience with the language helped him to realize that
    he had a gift for learning languages. Upon his return to the United States, he
    was able to test out of many lower level college classes and begin an advanced
    study of the language, literature, and culture of the Hispanic World.  He acquired his associates degree from what was then Dixie College in St. George, Utah. His first college professor there,Adison Everett, was a great inspiration for him to continue his study of Spanish and go on to become a Spanish teacher.

       He later continued his academic career at Utah State
    University and received his bachelor’s degree with a double major in Spanish
    and Geography Teaching. He was hired at Houston High School by Mike Vrvllo as a
    Spanish Teacher in the year 2000. Which has been an awesome adventure ever
    since. In 2005, he began a summer term master’s program at Brigham Young
    University. He completed the very rigorous requirements (which included reading
    many works of Hispanic Literature, taking three semesters of French and writing
    a one hundred page thesis).

       He achieved the master’s degree in 2008 from BYU in Spanish
    Pedagogy. He thoroughly enjoys teaching his students and his family of five
    Go Hawks!!!
Last Modified on October 11, 2013