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Counselor's Corner

I am Vanessa Williams, counselor for Rice Elementary. I am excited to begin my 14th year in education with you and the amazing students of Rice ISD.


I received my BSIS from Texas A & M Commerce. I also received my M.Ed. from Lamar University in Educational Leadership. For the past three years, I managed a grant through ESC Region 12. While doing so, I pursued and obtained my certification in school counseling. I am happily married and have two daughters, Reagan is a freshman at Texas State University and Ella is in 3rd grade at Rice IMS.


I am so excited to be in Rice and work with such amazing staff, students, parents, and community members. Being a nurturer by nature, students’ needs and goals are of top priority to me. I will provide individual and group counseling as well as classroom guidance lessons for students. I enjoy interacting with students and providing whatever is required for them to be successful academically and socially. I absolutely love my job and am available to assist you and your child any way I can.


I look forward to a great year at Rice Elementary, “moving from good to great”. 

Vanessa Williams

Guidance Counsleor