View the Story – Sandra Villate

Tell us about your family?

I’ve been married for 23 years to Gabriel Medina. We have two children, Daniel Medina, is 20 years old and he graduated from Trinity in 2021. He is currently attending University of Arkansas. Our daughter, Brianna Medina, is 14 and is a freshman at Trinity. We have a dog named Sasha who is 4 years old and an Australian Shepherded.


Why do you choose to work at TST?

I love the small family-like community along with the caring environment. 


What is your teaching style?

Make learning FUN and productive!


What do you love most about teaching your students?

The students are excited to learn and truly enjoy learning about culture and language.  


What is something readers might not know about you?

I am from Colombia and I absolutely love teaching!




Sandra Villate

After graduating from college, I began my career in marketing for three years at Johnson & Johnsons in Colombia. After getting married, we moved to the United States. I received my teaching certification from Miami University, and began teaching early childhood for two years. My husband’s job lead us to Longview, where I began teaching at Trinity. I love it TST!

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family and friends, traveling, cooking and watching movies.