Melissa Rice is the lead teacher for middle school as well as the middle school histories teacher. She has been with Atlantis Academy Palm Beaches since 2014. Mrs. Rice attended the University of North Carolina In Greensboro, N.C., where she graduated Cum Laude with a double major in history and psychology. After graduation, she worked in the corporate sector for twenty -five years before finalizing her teacher licensure for Learning Disabilities in 2005. Since then, she taught special education in North Carolina public schools for ten years. Mrs. Rice was born and raised in North Carolina. She is married and has 3 daughters, one son-in-law, two grandsons and three dogs. She loves family, crafts/DIY projects, but her passion is travel.