Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Scott Sommer
Welcome! During an 18 year career in radio as an DJ/announcer, traffic reporter, and talk-show producer, I earned my Master degree in History from UNT and transitioned into teaching. I've been teaching since 1993 and am certified in a variety of subject areas, including English as a Second Language, Special Education, English, and History. I spent 7 years in the Little Elm School District teaching several subjects, and serving as the district coordinator for the ESL program. I came to Rice Middle School in 2000 and found a wonderful home! I am passionate about our nation's history and have had the pleasure of sharing this with my students at Rice over the years. I teach 8th grade PACE and on-level U.S. History, and am the History Department Chair and Gifted Specialist at Rice. I also sponsor our remarkable Whiz Quiz Teams. In addition to my duties here at Rice, I serve the district as a principal curriculum writer for the PACE 8 and US History 8 curricula.
I am married and raised three boys who are now all in their mid twenties and living in Colorado and California.
1st period - PACE 8
2nd period - PACE 8
3rd period - PACE 8
4th period - Conference (11:15-12:00)
5th period - PACE 8
6th period - US History 8
7th period - US History 8
Tuesday afternoons and by appointment