Mrs. Rebecca Thompson » About Mrs. Thompson

About Mrs. Thompson

Welcome to Fourth Grade. My name is Rebecca Thompson, and I'm so excited to share this exciting year with you. This will be my twenty-seventh year of teaching and my 17th in fourth grade at University Park Elementary. In 2021, I was honored to be named University Park's Teacher of the Year. Before coming to UP, I was a teacher for one year in the Irving Independent School District where I taught sixth grade English/Language Arts. From there, I went to Richardson ISD, where I taught sixth grade for 9 years at Greenwood Hills Elementary School.

I grew up in North Dallas and graduated from Richardson High School. I attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Gig 'Em, Aggies! Whoop! I completed my master's degree in Educational Technology Leadership at Lamar University and I graduated in May 2013. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Mark, our family and friends, and my three precious Boston terrier children, Smitty, Junie B. and Penny. I also love reading, traveling, experimenting in the kitchen, and going to movies.

I cannot wait to begin the 2023-2024 school year! It is my pleasure to share my love of learning, reading, and discovery with your 4th graders. Purposeful technology, experiential learning, and hands-on activities are my passion and I think Benjamin Franklin said it best: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I LEARN.” This is going to be a fabulous year of learning!!