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Mr. Gary Rice
Mr. Rice was born and raised in the Hanford area. He attended Armona Elementary from Kindergarten through 8th grade and graduated from Lemoore High School. He attended Columbia Christian College in Portland, Oregon. After graduation he taught 1st Grade at Western Christian School for one year before moving to Pioneer Elementary. At Pioneer Mr. Rice has taught 7th, 1st, and 4th grades. For the third year in a row he is teaching a child of a former student – wow, he must be old. Mr. Rice is celebrating his 25th year teaching in the second happiest place on earth.
He enjoys reading, travelling and collecting stuff he really doesn’t need – like Potato Heads. He has a grown son, Douglas, and stays very busy raising his amazing grandson, Braxsten.