Hi! I’m Jeanmarvick Stocker!
I know what you are thinking, what is up with the name?! Let me first start out by explaining the meaning of my name and how I got it. My grandmother’s name is Jean, my father’s name is Martin and my mother’s name is Victoria. I come from a Filipino and German background and it is a very common practice in the Filipino culture to combine the names of the mother and father to get a child’s name. My parents took it one step further and added my grandmother’s name into the mix. So that being said, you put it all together and get Jeanmarvick. For all intents and purposes you can just call me Jean.
I was born in Reno, Nevada and moved to San Diego with my family at the age of three. I have been here ever since and hopefully will not relocate. I am the oldest child in my family. I have a younger sister named Kristina and she is my best friend in the whole world. She is also an educator as well. She teaches 5th grade up in the Sacramento area.
I grew up in Rancho Bernardo and graduated from RB High School in 2004. I then went to California State University San Marcos for my undergrad. I graduated with a BA in Communications and a Minor in German. I also have a Maters Degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University.
I have been married for about a year and a half to my husband Andrew. We met in high school when I was 15 years old, but didn’t start dating until much later in life. He is a Certified Public Accountant and works at a firm in the Rancho Bernardo area. We own a condo in North County in the community of Escondido. This past fall, we welcomed our first child. Nola Marie Stocker, was born on November 9th, 2016 weighing in at 9 pounds and was 20 inches long. She is now two months old and is getting bigger everyday! We couldn’t be happier!
After college I went straight into the work force, but had no idea what I wanted to do. I started working for an organization called Community Catalysts of California, an organization designed to work with adults with developmental disabilities with every day tasks. I enjoyed my job very much. The only thing that I didn’t enjoy was the fact I only made 7 dollars an hour and couldn’t afford anything. So I switched careers and went to work in admin for Scripps Clinic. After working at Scripps Clinic for 2 years I decided I wanted to get into the field of education administration and took a job with Ashford University, an online, for profit institution. After being with Ashford University for over 5 years, I finally came to the realization that I was not going to advance in my career with the organization, even after obtaining a masters degree.
I finally decided that I wanted to go back to school and pursue a career in education as an educator. It is my goal to complete the credential program for Fall 2017 at California State University San Marcos. I would like to teach special education at the elementary level.
I have many reasons why I want to be an educator. My sister was a main source of inspiration for me wanting to go back to school. I would talk to her everyday about her experiences with the students that she was teaching. The more I talked to her about it, the more I just wanted to be in that environment and experience the same successes and failures that she did. I have also had the opportunity to observe special education at the elementary level and I loved it. The students really surprised me at how smart they were and I think a lot of people underestimate their abilities to be successful and productive citizens in society. I want to change that stigma by being an educator and having a positive impact on these students.
And one of the most important reasons why I want to become an educator is because I believe strongly in education. I believe it is the gateway to making everything in this world better. We can’t accomplish all that we want to in this world without being educated individuals.
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