Rashanna Tice is a Reading Specialist in San Antonio, Texas. She has been an educator for over eight years, teaching second through fifth grades in general education, ESL, and collaborative special education classrooms. As a reading specialist, she supports students with dyslexia, as well as students who have difficulties with reading and writing. She has also supported teachers as an academic coach.
Ms. Tice’s educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Texas State University. She received her Reading Specialist certification from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is currently a doctoral candidate working on her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching.
As an advocate for literacy practices that include time for independent reading with authentic texts, she has received grants for her work to provide books to her students for independent reading and materials for students to create their own books. Additionally, she has presented multiple literacy professional development sessions and workshops at the campus and district levels.
Her professional interests include advocating for more culturally relevant and diverse texts in classroom/campus libraries and arts integration into literacy. She is particularly interested in the effects of providing culturally relevant and diverse texts on student academic achievement.