Mindy Salinaz Rice is the founding principal of Achievement First Promesa Elementary School. Mrs. Rice began her journey in education as a 2010 Teach For America corps member at AF Hartford Academy Elementary before working at an independent all girls charter school in New York. She then served as an academic dean at Amistad Academy Elementary from 2013-15. Most recently, she served as the dean at AF Iluminar Elementary. Mrs. Rice received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Relay’s National Principal Academy Fellowship and Achievement First’s Principal-in-Residence Program. She is excited to continue her work with the Providence community and serve scholars and families at AF Promesa Elementary!