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Mrs. Erin Pacione


I am so excited to begin my 6th year at St. Rita!  I am looking forward to a wonderful year.  I will be teaching 7th and 8th grade social studies this year. 


First -- let's talk about how to pronounce my name.  It is an Italian last name.  Don't get to tricky with the vowels.  It only has three syllables: 

1,  puh (like the first syllable in the word "puppy")

2.  cho (long o)

3.  knee (like your knee on your leg).


Second -- my important information.  I grew up in Richardson, Texas. I attended school in the Richardson Independent School District – Mohawk Elementary, Richardson North Junior High and J.J. Pearce High School. I am married to David Pacione (22 years this October). We have three children, Lilly (a sophomore at LSU), Nicky (a freshman at Texas A&M -- Whoop!) and Matthew (4th grade here at St. Rita). My family lives in North Dallas with our dog, Marley. I love to read, watch Aggie football, and navigate the waters of being a mother to two in college.


I graduated with honors from Texas A&M University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in French with a minor in history.  Following student teaching at Richardson High School, I attended the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University and graduated in 1997. I worked as a litigation defense attorney for eight years in the Dallas area before leaving law practice in 2005. I am currently an inactive member of the State Bar of Texas.  I am certified by the state of Texas to teach grades 6-12 for the following subjects:  History (World History, US History, Texas History); subjects covered by the Social Studies Composite Certification: Economics, Geography, Government, Sociology, and Psychology; and French.  


Prior to coming to St. Rita in 2016, I taught at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School in Richardson for 9 years.  I have also served as a teacher at Senior DECATS for the past fifteen years.  I co-teach the mock trial major at DECATS.  


I will be primarily using Google Classroom for all communication with my students.  All assignments and class materials will be posted each day.  I will also post homework assignments on Renweb.


Please contact me with any questions that you may have as we proceed through this year.  My email address is  I am also available to meet by appointment and am also happy to schedule telephone conferences at a mutually convenient time.