Catie Rice received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education with a Minor in Art History from California State University, Chico, and her Master’s Degree and Single-Subject Credential from the Academy of Art University. She is excited to be back at the university that gave her a strong foundation to start her career in education. Before being Associate Director at the Academy of Art, Catie was a high school Art Teacher in Oakland, California, and a Graduate Instructor at the Art of Education University. Additionally, she has worked with museums, non-profits, and summer camps across the Bay Area.
Catie’s educational philosophy is based on relationship building, high expectations, and culturally relevant projects. She believes in strong communication by sharing personal experiences, learning about interests and goals, and providing concrete and supportive feedback.