Rebecca Thomson

Rebecca has children at Indian Valley, Walnut Creek Intermediate and Las Lomas, and is an Indian Valley Site Representative on the Board of the Walnut Creek Education Foundation.

Tell us about your children.

I have three! Emma (15) is at Las Lomas, James (11) is at WCI and Jules (7) is at Indian Valley.

Does your family contribute to WCEF K-12?

Yes! Our family moved to Walnut Creek a few years ago, and we’ve been donating to WCEF ever since.

Why do you think it’s important to support WCEF K-12 every year?

Because WCEF K-12 funds amazing programs and services every year. Every dollar contributed directly supports every student in the WCSD and at Las Lomas with programs that would otherwise be unavailable at current government funding levels. By making yearly contributions, my husband and I are helping to ensure that these programs continue for all the children of our community.

How have your children directly benefited from your contribution to WCEF K-12?

Each of my children have benefited from WCEF support. At Indian Valley, WCEF pays for our amazing specialists in art, music, PE and science lab—and while the kids are with the specialists, our classroom teachers are able to meet and collaborate on curriculum. At WCI, James has access to free homework help, extended library hours and a host of other services. And my eldest at Las Lomas has directly benefitted from WCEF’s support of the performing arts, not to mention the investments in technology, academic electives and a crisis counselor who’s there if she needs help.

Why have you chosen to be a volunteer for WCEF K-12?

I am new to volunteering with WCEF, but I’m thrilled to be a part of all that WCEF accomplishes as a non-profit. When our family moved here, I didn’t know much about the organization and all that it provides for our children. After seeing it first-hand, I want everyone to know and understand the amazing impact WCEF has on our kids’ education.