Joe will tell you himself that the Theater Arts Department at the University of Washington, brought him out of his shell.

After he received his B.A., Joe found himself speaking to crowds, both large and small. He is comfortable front of all types of audiences from educators, children, alumni, and parents to governors and legislature. He has stood in front of many different types of audiences, sharing his stories and educational wisdom.

Joe brings vision and inspiration to his audiences.  He never fails to make audiences laugh or cry, and sometimes both, leaving his crowds reaching for tissues.  His sense of humor, mixed in with reflections of his wide variety of experiences throughout the world, reaches all ages. 

With his exceptional leadership in both public and private schools, he has turned schools with great programs into schools with innovative and exceptional programs for the 21st Century.

Joe is available for Educational speaking engagements, commencement ceremonies, lectures and more. Remember, he loves an audience and he loves to add humor anywhere he goes!

Recent Consulting Work in Multiage and Nongraded Education

Joe Rice actively works as an educational consultant for both private and public schools. His vast knowledge and practice in the areas of Multiage Education and Nongraded Education allow him to flexibly work with administrators, advisory teams and boards, specifically crafting workshops and classroom visitations, as requested, for teachers, parents, staff and community. Here are some of the more recent schools he has worked with to bring multiage and non-graded education to its fullest potential.


Soundview School, Lynnwood, Washington

The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle, Bellevue, Washington


The Sussex School, Missoula, Montana

Bell Charter School, Springfield, Illinois

If you are interested in having Joe speak at your event or would like to discuss educational consulting options, please fill out our contact form.