In recognition of her exceptional contributions in guiding and inspiring students, Margaret Rice is one of two educators nationwide to earn the YouScience Innovative Educator Award this year. Margaret serves as the Career & Technical Education (CTE) director at Washougal School District.
Margaret holding YouScience award in career center
Margaret inspires students to build job readiness skills in elementary, middle, and high school. She develops innovative programs that equip students with tools to be successful in the world of work, and champions new ideas to adjust to the evolving workforce.

“Margaret connects students with business and industry leaders, and she supports all of our students in developing the job readiness skills they need to succeed in the skilled trades, business, military, or college,” said Templeton. “She is a phenomenal asset to our district, and we are so proud of her and the amazing work she leads.”

Margaret Rice was recognized alongside Kathy Peres of Blue Valley Schools in Kansas. This honor celebrates their outstanding contributions in leading students towards successful career exploration and readiness for the ever-evolving professional landscape.

The YouScience Innovative Educator Award celebrates educators who have implemented innovative approaches to empower the next generation of professionals through academic and career exploration. To learn more about YouScience, please visit Margaret holds YouScience award