ALLIANCE, Neb. – Tiffany Rice has accepted an offer to serve as a Learning Child Educator for Nebraska Extension, based in Box Butte County.
Her acceptance was announced by Dr. Jack Whittier, Director of Research and Extension for the Panhandle. She is scheduled to begin her duties June 1, 2018, after completing her duties as a teacher at Stapleton Public Schools.
She will be based at the Extension Office in Alliance. Rice will develop and deliver educational programs and resources as part of Nebraska Extension’s Learning Child Issue Team, made up of of Extension professionals and other partners. She will work closely with parents, teachers, early childhood professionals and caregivers of young children.
Nebraska Extension’s Learning Child program is designed to help create environments and experiences for children ages 0 to 5 that result in improved school readiness and enhanced social emotional growth and development.
In addition to teaching at Stapleton, Rice was director and teacher of the VOA pre-school at Lewellen and a substitute teacher at schools in Garden County, North Platte, and Stapleton. She has a master’s degree in school administration from Wayne State college, and early childhood endorsement from Chadron State college, and a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Wayne State College.