In the summer of 1962, Rob Costa and his family, led by Joseph and Hilda, moved to the growing suburb of Burlington Massachusetts. Beginning his education in the 6th grade, Union School, housed then in Burlington's police station, he graduated with the Burlington High School, Class of 1969, then housed in today's Marshall Simonds Middle School. After receiving a BA in History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Rob began teaching History and Sociology at the present day Burlington High School In 1980 Mr.Costa received his MAT History from Salem State College. Throughout his teaching career, Mr. Costa put great importance on the study of Local History to gain/see a better connection to our lives today. In 2001, his book, Images of America Burlington was published, a collection of 200 historic photographs with text. Rob retired from teaching History in 2012,after serving 39 years in the Burlington system, but still enjoys the study of the subject.