Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Team

Instructional Coach Kimberly Church is joined by this dynamic group of language teachers.  Our students will learn about culture through reading, speaking, and listening to these languages every day.

DSC_1416Señora Rebecca Rey (Spanish):

Passionate about language, culture and leadership, Mrs. Rey is excited to be a part of the Lebanon Trail High School LOTE team. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at the Permian Basin and UT Arlington, later continuing her studies at Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. She has a great breadth of experience, having taught Spanish as a foreign language and bilingual/ESL education in elementary, middle school and high school settings. Mrs. Rey loves to travel and is an adventurer at heart. Her adventures have taken her to ski the slopes of volcanoes in the Andes and scuba dive the reefs of the Caribbean, but her greatest adventure is raising her three lovely daughters with her husband Louie. Mrs. Rey hopes to instill the belief in her students that greatness lies within them and inspire the passion to transform the world around them for the better.

IMG_9182Señora Megan Graves (Spanish and Head Swimming Coach):

Mrs. Graves, currently teaching Spanish at Rice Middle School in Plano for the past 4 years as well as yearbook and soccer responsibilities.  She will be joining the Trailblazers this fall to teach Spanish and serve as swimming team coach.  Mrs. Graves is a native Texan, born in Houston attended grade school in Argyle, middle and high school in Denton and graduated from UNT in 2011.   She and her family – husband Chris, daughters Bailey – 10 and Makenna 2 – reside in Little Elm.  She was raised a Longhorn – Hook’em Horns.  Loves to read, cook, travel, swim, try new restaurants, be outdoors in their boat fishing and spend time with her family.   She is excited to be a part of the new Trailblazer program.

RankinMonsieur Kevin Rankin (Cross Country and Track Coach):

Kevin Rankin will be joining the Trailblazers as the Girls Head Cross-Country and Track & Field Coach, as well the French Teacher. He was born and raised in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. He moved to California for his senior year and graduated from Los Gatos High School. He then attended Cal Poly – SLO and earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He was also a member of the track and field team.  Mr. Rankin has been teaching French and coaching Track for the past six years at Heritage High School in Frisco.  Mr. Rankin’s wife teaches Special Education at Lone Star High School. The Rankins have four children, but their chaotic life is about to end in June when their two youngest graduate from high school.  Mr. Rankin is an avid traveler and enjoys visiting new places every year.

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