Dear 3W Families,



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Dear 3W Families,


Welcome to THIRD grade! 

My name is Rebecca Walker and I am your child’s third grade teacher this year!  I am so happy to have your child in my class!  Third grade is a year of great growth and progress.  This year, your child will develop and strengthen skills in reading, math, writing, science, social studies, art, music and so much more.  The huge leaps your child will make will amaze you!

I am happy to say that this is my third year at Cole Elementary School.  I am very impressed by the positive community of teachers, students, and families.  I have taught a wide variety of students in the towns of Waltham, Newton, Kingston, Chelmsford, and even Madrid, Spain and Santiago, Chile!  I have a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and am dually certified with professional licenses in Elementary Education and English as a Second Language for the state of Massachusetts as a Highly Qualified teacher.  In addition, I have a Bachelor’s degree and Delaware certification in Spanish Education and an IDELT (International Diploma in English Language Teaching) certification. I strive to continually grow as an educator, refining my teaching practices and learning as much as I can about how I can best help my students.

I am originally from the state of Delaware but have lived in Massachusetts for nine years, and it has become a second home to me.  I have many hobbies and interests that I often bring into my classroom, including travel, Spanish, world cultures, sign language, dance, music, yoga, animals (especially my English cream retriever Luna!), nature, hiking, and photography.

One of my most important goals is to create a positive, supportive, student-centered environment where all students can be successful.  I believe that a strong school and home connection is an essential part of a child’s education.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have during the year.  You can reach me by email, phone, or a note sent to school.

I am truly honored to be a part of the growth of each and every one of my students, helping them become life-long learners.

I am looking forward to a wonderful year!


Warm regards,

Rebecca Walker

Cole Elementary School

Grade 3, Room 6  781-659-8823 Ext. 4123