Blanca Lafuente-Martinez

Blanca Lafuente-Martinez

Professional School Counselor


Brownwood ISD

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Graduating from college!
Having a horrible first interview and not getting the job!
Getting the call that I got my first teaching job but then finding out that it was not in the grade level or area I wanted. I then had to get certified in a different teaching field.
Getting certified and finding out that I ended up in the right teaching field.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Brady High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
The University of Texas at San Antonio
graduate
Graduate
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Angelo State University
Career

Career

Professional School Counselor

My responsibility is to help guide the educational, career, emotional, and social development of all students.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Technology
Technology
Helping People
Helping People

Day to Day

I make time each day to visit with students about attendance, behavior, and course work. I make sure to meet with all students at different times of the school to make sure they are meeting goals so that they have a plan for after high school. Providing equity and access for all students is what drives my daily schedule.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
graduate
Graduate
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

"Doubting myself when I began teaching. I knew the kind of teacher I wanted to become, but it was hard work at the beginning."

To overcome my doubts, I reminded myself why I became a teacher.

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

Growing up my parents never let me see how hard it was to put five daughters through college. I learned years later that is was not always easy making ends meet. My parents helped my sisters and I get through college debt free.