Beloved Providence Creek Academy Teacher Mike Rice Passed Away Last Night

Mike Rice

The entire Providence Creek Academy went through a major shock as news trickled out that Physical Education teacher Mike Rice passed away unexpectedly last night.  While official details are not being released at this point in time, it is definitely a tragedy for Rice’s family, friends, co-workers, and the students and families of PCA.

Students arriving at school (already two hours late due to icy roads) were told there was no school today.  Parents were called with news that an emergency occurred at the school.  Providence Creek Academy will reopen tomorrow at 10am.  Counselors will be there to help students from the school and the Delaware Department of Education.

My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Providence Creek community and Mike’s family and friends.  I spoke with Mike briefly last summer and I could tell he was very passionate about teaching and cared about his students.

Rest in peace Mike Rice…

PCA released the following on their website today:

Dear PCA Family,

We regret to inform you that Michael Rice our Physical Education teacher has passed away unexpectedly, therefore school was closed today.  We will resume classes tomorrow at 10:00 AM with support staff from Providence Creek Academy and the Delaware Department of Education.  We will post additional information as it becomes available.


Chuck Taylor, Head of School

Melissa Rhoads, Board President