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Our Mission

Rice ISD is committed to providing a continually improving, quality education for all students in a positive, supportive, and safe environment that fosters student creativity and learning guided by experienced, well trained, and highly qualified professional educators. The district will reflect the expectations of the community by promoting open communications with students, parents, faculty, and other school district stakeholders, while emphasizing the fiscal responsibility and providing meaningful opportunities for parent and community involvement. The Leadership Team of Rice ISD understands the importance of our professional educators and strives to attract, retain, and provide outstanding professional development opportunities that accentuate the importance of the teaching and learning process. We seek to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to be successful today and in the future in a rapidly changing 21st century. To accomplish this vision the education and welfare of the whole child will be our highest priority.

Rice ISD provides support for families who may require additional resources.  We are dedicated to providing all students with the tools required for academic success while meeting local, state, and federal requirements.  These include but are not limited to foster care services and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.  



Tara Podjenski

Tara Podjenski M.A., LPC

Social Emotional Support Counselor
Rice High School
Phone: 903-326-4502
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