Joe C. Rice Professional Resume

Forty+ Years Of Experience as an educator, visionary, leader, and life-long learner

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Designed and implemented a highly successful nongraded, mulitage magnet school,  PK-8
  • Innovative application of technology throughout curriculum, teaching and learning
  • Implemented successful PK-12 grade iPad program in Hawaiʻi
  • Wrote and successfully implemented 5-year grant initiative School’s of the Future in Hawaiʻi
  • Successfully developed a 7-12th grade private day/boarding school to a PreK-12th grade private school
  • Completed two capital campaigns totaling $22 million
  • Successful application for $15 million tax exempt Bond for private school
  • WASC accreditation Chairperson for California and Hawaiʻi
  • WASC Commissioner of Hawaiʻi Secondary Schools in Hawaiʻi
  • Wrote successful $5 million federal education grant for U.S. Territory of the Pacific
  • Established sister-school relationship with Renshou High School in China

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • President of Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 1996-2013
  • Principal, Madrona Nongraded, Multiage, Nongraded School, Edmonds, Washington, 1989-1996      
  • Principal, Sherwood School; Edmonds, Washington, 1984-1989     
  • Principal, Pennisula Elementary School, Moses Lake, Washington, 1982-1983     
  • Director, Special Programs, Teaching/Reading Specialist, Lutacaga Elementary School, Othello, Washington, 1979-1982     
  • Special Assistant to Director of Education; Director of Project Pacific; and State Director of Right to Read, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 1974-1979     
  • Teacher/ Teacher Trainer, Peace Corps, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 1972-1974     
  • Teacher, Peace Corps, Kabul, Afghanistan, 1970-1972
  • Consultant 
    • Reading and Learning Styles, Nongraded, Multiaged Education
    • Innovative Design and Implementation of Schools for the 21st Century
    • Western Association of Schools and College (WASC) Accreditation Team, Chair
    • Nongraded and Multiage Education
    • Alternative Assessment and Evaluation Strategies
    • School Mergers
  • Adjunct Professorships
    • Seattle Pacific University, Learning Styles, Nongraded and Multiage Education
    • Antioch University, Nongraded and Multiage Education, Reading Styles
    • Central Washington University, Graduate Level Courses on Reading Strategies
    • Western Washington University, Multiage Education, Alternative Assessment Strategies

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Klingenstein Fellow, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2008
  • Leading/Managing, Independent School of the Future, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2006
  • Apple Leadership Institute, Cupertino, 2004
  • Nongraded Education, John Goodlad, University of Washington, 1994-1995
  • Multiple Intelligence, Howard Gardner, 1993
  • National Reading Styles Training, Consultant/Presenter, Marie Carbo, New York 1990
  • Learning Styles, Rita Dunn, 1990
  • Human Brain and Human Learning, Leslie A. Hart, 1988
  • Multiage Education, Lillian Katz, Joan Gaustad et al, 1984
  • College of Education, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    • M.A., Administrative Credentials, Kindergarten-12, 1982
    • B.A., Education, Teaching Certificate, Kindergarten-Grade 12, 1969
  • Administrative Service Credential Preschool, State of California, 1982
  • College of Education, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington
    • M.A., Education, 1980

 AWARDS

  • 2nd place winner, EPIC Writers’ Contest, short story The McNess Man, 2014
  • Waiʻahila Award, Mid-Pacific Institute, Hawaiʻi 2013
  • Professional Excellence, Western Washington University, 1993  
  • Commendation from Senator Daniel K. Inouye, 2003
  • Outstanding Educator, Girl Scout Council of Hawaiʻi, 2004
  • Golden Apple Award for Educational Excellence presented by Public Television and Pemco, 1994 
  • Excellence in Educational Administration Award from Western Washington University, 1993
  • National Golden Acorn Award from Washington State Parent and Teachers Association, 1988 

 INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND KEYNOTES

  • Class of 2013 Commencement Speaker, Mid-Pacific Institute, 2013
  • Leadership Qualities, Pacific Century Fellows, Keynote
  • Kapolei Outstanding Achievement Awards (KOA) Education Presentation Independent School Education in Hawaiʻi, Pacific Century Fellows Presentation
  • Early Childhood Learning, A Personal Story, Hawaiʻi Community Action Program, Oahu Head Start
  • Need for Change in America’s Schools, Department of Education, Hawaiʻi

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Contributor to “Generations,” Volume I by Malama Na Keiki Foundation by Darryl Teruya
  • Contributor to “Anyway – Paradoxical Commandments” by Kent M. Keith
  • “One Way Out” The Greater Good: Lessons by Hawaiʻi’s Leaders by Evan and Kari Leong, Watermark Publishing, 2008
  • “Nongraded Multiage Education – A Resource Book,” Edmonds School District Press, 1990, 1992

PAST PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • EPIC Group Writers Board Member
  • Executive Board Member/Past President, Hawaiʻi Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
  • Member, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Board Member, Rule 19, Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Performance
  • Member, Association of Supervision Curriculum Development
  • Member, Chamber of Commerce of Honolulu
  • Board of Trustees Honorary Lifetime, Mid-Pacific Institute
  • Board of Trustees, Queen’s Health Systems
  • Executive Board Member, Sunrise Rotary Club of Honolulu 
  • Executive Board Member, Family Programs Hawaiʻi
  • Member, National Principals Association
  • Member, Phi Delta Kappa
  • Member, Council of Facility Planners
  • National Elementary and Middle School Principals Association
  • National Reading Styles Network
  • National Association of Multiage Educators
  • National Alliance for School Restructuring
  • American Association of School Administrators
  • Executive Board Member, Girl Scout Council of Hawaiʻi
  • Board Member, Kids Voting Hawaiʻi