Erin Stocco

M.Ed. in School Counseling

First class start date: June 2016

Anticipated Graduation date: December 2017

Teacher, Pasadena ISD

What a crazy life. If you had asked me twelve years ago when I graduated college with a B.A. whether I would be going back, my answer would have been a definite “no.” I loved college—lifelong friends, unforgettable experiences, enlightening education. I just always wanted to be a teacher, and it would take me over twelve years to break even with what a master’s would cost me...until now. There are programs where teachers get between $5,000 and $17,500 (depends on what and where you teach) to pay off student loans. So many districts and other employers offer additional incentives or pay partial costs. Now is a great time to go back. My only challenge is I’m a wife and a mother of a two-year-old and four-year-old who need me, too. Did I mention that I work full time as well?

Recent Entries

Let Go and Let The Universe Decide

October 1, 2017

This last month, I have seen so much go by that is not in my hands. Hurricane Harvey hit hard. Whether or not one person found a resolution, someone else did not.

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What A Blessing

September 7, 2017

What a blessing. I am proud of how far I have come. I reflect on my initial courses and how weary they made me. Now, because I have learned so much already, the courses have become easier, though there may be more asked of me.

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Change is Important

August 12, 2017

Change is important. I think that the hardest part for those around me while getting this degree is getting used to the limitations I impose. I am a giver; that’s why I am getting a school counseling degree.

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My Final Semester

July 12, 2017

I am so excited for my final semester and working one on one with the school’s counselor. There is so much to learn, and there will come so many opportunities to apply my learning.

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Change is Good

June 3, 2017

Change is good. In the year that I have been a graduate student, I have changed a lot. The discussion post and assignment from my first class seemed so overwhelming.

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Summer Is Breathing

April 27, 2017

Summer is breathing. Summer is taking a few weeks off of school to enjoy my family. Summer is trips to the zoo, eating ice cream, and sleeping in a tent outside just to hear the crickets.

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Graduation is Getting Closer

April 06, 2017

As the summer comes closer, so does my graduation.

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Solving Problems

March 3, 2017

Stop. Evaluate. Identify problem. Problem solve.

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The Real World Impact

February 16, 2017

Life changes fast. I blinked and my oldest turned five.

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December 31, 2016

Reset. That’s what I needed. My husband surprised me with a second honeymoon. Excitement followed by panic.

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Just Keep Swimming

December 31, 2016

“True! — nervous — very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?”

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Not Giving Up

December 6, 2016

It gets better. My first classes were in the summer when I was “off as a teacher.”

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My Spirit Went from Worn to Wonderful.

October 31, 2016

My week off was amazing. It's strange to feel like I have so much free time for two days.

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What a Crazy Life

September 30, 2016

What a crazy life. If you had asked me twelve years ago when I graduated college with a B.A. whether...

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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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