Leigh Ann Eckols

M.Ed. in School Counseling

First class start date: July 2016

Anticipated Graduation date: May 2018

Teacher, Sabine Pass ISD

Leigh Ann Eckols

When I was asked to blog about my graduate school experience, I was hesitant to add another task to my ever-growing to-do list, yet, here I am blogging. My name is Leigh Ann. I have had a circuitous route back into education. My first major was education, but I changed to psychology, thinking I wanted to become an educational counselor. I then went to graduate school, but after my internship, I decided the career wasn’t for me. I fell into an enjoyable career of human resources, management, and training.

I was living out of state when my family suggested I might be interested in becoming a teacher. I thought it was an odd suggestion since I hadn’t thought about that career since college. I mulled it over, moved back to Texas, and obtained education credits. I enjoyed student teaching and eventually taught Pre-K, Kindergarten and 2nd grade, in Special Education and General Education. I am now in a collaborative role with parents and teachers as an ARD Facilitator. I am pursuing a M. Ed. – Special Education to aid me in this new role.


Recent Entries

Midsummer Has Arrived

June 30, 2017

Midsummer has arrived. I am enjoying the sun and being able to complete school work without the competition of my job. There is more time to read and complete assignments during the day.

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First Semester Complete

May 31, 2017

I have completed my first semester and I am about to begin the next. I was relieved that there was a little break between the classes. From now until the Winter Break, we will be in non-stop, back-to-back courses.

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First Semester is Almost Finished!

April 28, 2017

First semester is almost finished! We have a little break before we start the summer sessions, then we will go straight through until the Winter Break. My supervisors at work have been very supportive in my endeavors.

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Helpful Courses

April 4, 2017

So far, the course I am in currently has been helpful. It is over assessment tools, and I have been able to assist the staff and parents in understanding the results of testing.

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One class down!

March 1, 2017

One class down! Upon completing the first course, it became obvious that I was not alone in the stress factor.

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The Graduate School Experience

February 1, 2017

The graduate school experience has officially been underway for three weeks now.

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New Beginnings

January 5, 2017

Happy New Year! New beginnings are the themes all around.

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Intro

December 5, 2016

When I was asked to blog about my graduate school experience, I was hesitant to add another task to my ever-growing to-do list, yet, here I am blogging.

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This blogger is paid by Lamar University solely for submitting this blog and is in no way coerced to provide specific blog points or opinions.

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