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    All About Mr. C

    Hello and welcome to fifth grade! My name is Rob Cochrane and I will be your child’s teacher this year. This is my ninth year at Chesterfield Elementary School and my fifth year teaching 4th grade. I am excited for a great year back in 4th grade, and to meet you all!

    To begin with, I'd like to tell you about my educational background before Chesterfield. I graduated from Rutgers University-Camden in December 2013 with my Bachelor of Arts in English and my K-6 certification; I had my student teaching and practicum experience in Collingswood, Camden, and Merchantville. Following that, I worked for a year in fifth grade at Winslow Elementary School as a math & science teacher before earning my Students with Disabilities certification in August 2015.

    That decision was what led me to Chesterfield Elementary School as an Interim Resource Teacher in September 2015. I enjoyed everything about teaching in Chesterfield and was thrilled when Mr. Heino offered me the position as the Gifted & Talented Teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. Topping the previous feeling, I was ecstatic when Mr. Heino then offered me the position of fourth grade teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. I stayed there until moving to fifth grade in September 2021, and now I am returning to fourth grade!

    Outside of school, I enjoy the simple things such as reading, hiking, running, bowling, disc golf, swimming, watching sports, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family. This past summer we traveled to Europe for the first time, and saw waterfalls, a glacier, geysers, geothermal hot springs, the Aran Islands, and the Cliffs of Moher on our Honeymoon.

    • Favorite elementary school book series: Harry Potter
    • Favorite foods: chicken parmesan & sushi (not paired together!)
    • Favorite football team: Philadelphia Eagles
    • Favorite baseball team: Philadelphia Phillies
    • Favorite basketball team: Philadelphia 76ers
    • Favorite hockey team: Philadelphia Flyers
    • Favorite soccer team: Philadelphia Union
    • Favorite city: Phila... Quebec City