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Jana Rea

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at Forbes Middle School! This is my 7th year at FMS, but my 23rd year to teach.  I taught in Northern Virginia for 3 years and in Allen, Texas for 13 years.  

I teach ESL (English as a Second Language), which is referenced in middle school as ELDA (English Language Development Acquisition).  An additional new phrase that will be added is; EB or Emergent Bilingual students. This class is for students who speak another language at home in addition to speaking English.  ESL is an all-English instructional program offered in all grade levels. The ESL program uses the academic and cultural experiences of our students as a platform to provide instruction with an intense focus on language learning strategies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency.

A little bit about me:

I live in Round Rock with my fantastic family!  I am married to my great husband, Shane.  We have 3 awesome kids.  Kyle is 24.  He is a swimming coach and instructor for Nitro and he is also the Founder and CEO of Atlas Adaptive Sports- which is a swimming and sports program for individuals with disabilities.    Cory is 19 and is a Junior in College at the University of Texas at Dallas and is majoring in Computer Science.  Cameron is 11 and loves to swim,  play basketball and he loves math!  Our family enjoys going to the movies,  going to the beach, and game nights!

Thank you for sharing your child with me. I look forward to a great year!!

Phone: 512-943-5150  Ext. 7733

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in HDFS from Texas Tech University

Classroom Teacher Grades 1-8
Classroom Teacher- English as a Second Language Pk-12th Grade


Bell Schedule

Morning Tutorials-  8:20-8:45

1st Period     8:45-9:35      6th Grade

2nd Period/SOAR  9:38-10:09

3rd Period    10:12-11:02    6th Grade 

Conference/Planning 11:05-11:55

LUNCH 11:58-12:28

5th Period     12:31-1:21       7th Grade ESL

6th Period      1:24-2:14      6th Grade ESL 

7th Period      2:17-3:07      Newcomers (6th,7th & 8th)

8th Period       3:10-4:00     Conference