Carolyn (Carrie) V. Shaw Rice (1862-1926)

by Jeffrey A. Ryan

Information submitted as part of the National Register Nomination for Washington School, 2006. Reprinted with permission of Jeffrey Ryan, AIA.

Carrie Shaw Rice
Studio portrait of Carrie Shaw Rice.

Carrie Shaw Rice was a pioneering educator, poet and author who helped to broaden the role for women in education in the early years of Tacoma and Washington State. Carrie Shaw Rice was the first Principal and Teacher at Washington School [in Tacoma] from 1901 to 1913. More...