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Principal's Message

James W. Rice Primary School
Learning and Growing is Magical at JWR!

July 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Welcome back to another great year at James W. Rice Primary School!  I am excited to serve the JWR Community in my new role as principal.  I was born and raised here in the metro Phoenix area, earned my undergraduate degree from Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!) and my graduate degree from Northern Arizona University.  I have been a dedicated educator for more than 14 years, serving most recently as the assistant principal here at James W. Rice Primary School. 

Please join me in welcoming the following dynamic and experienced educators to the leadership team of James W. Rice Primary School:

  • Mr. Mark Laliberte, Outreach Coordinator
  • Mr. Sean Giguere, Academic Coach
  • Mrs. Michelle Talbot, Academic Coach

At JWR, we believe in educating the whole child and work hard to provide a positive and engaging environment where students can learn and grow.  Our staff is dedicated to implementing a rigorous, curriculum based approach to the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards while employing research-based instructional practices in all lessons.  

Our teachers work collaboratively and with parents to support students in following our Three A’s: Act Safely, Act Respectfully, and Act Responsibly.  Here at JWR our goal is to build a safe and positive learning environment. 

I invite you to visit our school throughout the year and see the exciting things happening in our magical learning community!

It is both an honor and pleasure to continue to work together to ensure our students are provided with the high quality education they deserve.  Thank you for your continued support.  I look forward to a great school year!


Rosa Berrelleza

Rosa Berrelleza