Rice Elementary School

Principal: Melissa Duvé
7000 Third Street ● Wellington CO 80549
Phone: 970.488.8700 ● Fax: 970.488.8702 Attendance Line: 970.488.8701


Samantha Symsack

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About Me
2nd Grade Teacher
Bachelor of Arts-- Human Development, Minor in Elementary Education Metropolitan State University of Denver 2017 Endorsement-- Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education University of Northern Colorado 2020
What I love most about working at Rice Elementary: 
One of the most wonderful things about working at Rice is the built community. The teachers, the kiddos, & the families are passionate about building relationships. When you are here... you are a part of something strong!
Favorite Children’s Book/Author: 
Charlotte's Web
Redbank, New Jersey
I have a true love for running! I have done several half marathons and keep pushing myself further then I thought possible. I also enjoy hiking, painting, and eating tacos!
A little more about me: 
I have been teaching for 4 years and am so excited to join the Rice family this year! I spent the last two years teaching 4th and 1st at Laurel Elementary School of Arts & Technology in Fort Collins. When not at school I can be found spending time time with my family. I have been married for 5 years to my husband Ken and we have a beautiful 3 year old daughter named Harper. We have a dachshund bichon frise (a mini ewok) named Tonka. Our family spends time going to CSU football games, hiking, dancing (often not well), laughing, and trying new foods. I am a huge St Louis Cardinals fan (in fact, I lost a bet to my husband and if we ever have a son, his middle name will be Yadier after Yadier Molina). I love living in Colorado and feel very blessed to call it my home!