Dustin is a native of East Texas, originally from Tyler, TX, and a graduate of Baylor University. During his time at Baylor, he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Spanish Linguistics. After graduate school, he moved to northern Spain to teach English for a year.

“I decided to pursue a degree in Spanish because it was something I had been learning to speak since I was 11 years old, and I always loved the subject. It was something that came easy to me and made sense,” said Lyles.

Before teaching at St. Thomas High School, Dustin taught Spanish for three years at Baylor University. Dustin has enjoyed getting to know all of the students, faculty, and staff during his first few months at St. Thomas High School. Additionally, he has discovered the value of the brotherhood of STH, and has enjoyed seeing how all the students look after one another.

Lyles adds, “One of my favorite things about teaching Spanish is seeing how it brings out student’s insecurities. I love seeing them grow confidence in themselves and motivating them to do more.”

When Dustin is not teaching, he enjoys playing ping pong in the Student Activities Center, working out, lifting weights, traveling, and playing tennis. In fact, Dustin has traveled to Spain four times since graduating and played club tennis at Baylor University.

If you have not had the chance to get to know Dustin yet, make sure to stop by his room and say HOLA!