Rebecca Thompson has taught fourth grade at University Park Elementary school for the past 15 years. This year was her milestone twenty-fifth year of teaching. Before joining the UP staff, Rebecca taught sixth grade English/Language Arts for one year in Irving ISD and nine years teaching sixth grade in Richardson ISD at Greenwood Hills Elementary School. She grew up in North Dallas and graduated from Richardson High School before attending Texas A&M University where she earned a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Rebecca completed a master's degree in Educational Technology Leadership at Lamar University in 2013. Her teaching passion includes learning through purposeful technology and hands-on experiences. She thinks Benjamin Franklin said it best: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I LEARN.”