Welcome to our Media Center Website


    Hello!  I'm Lori Rarden, Media Generalist and 5th Grade Explorations teacher at McKinley Elementary.  I've been a classroom teacher for over 20 years in elementary and middle school classrooms.  I earned my Bachelor's Degree from West Texas A&M University and in 2012, I graduated with a Master's Degree in Library Science from Texas Woman's Univerisity. I spend my free reading, shopping and exploring with my family. 
    I'm so excited to get to know your children as they visit the Media Center at McKinley. Reading is my passion and I love to see kids excited about books and learning. It's always so much fun helping students choose what to read and watching them grow and develop as readers.  I believe today's students should read across multiple genres and understand how to be a 'good consumer' of all types of information. I look forward to fostering the love of reading at here at McKinley.
    It's going to be a great year and it's such an honor to work with the amazing students at McKinley.



    Lori Rarden

    Media Generalist, CORE, & Explorations 

    McKinley Elementary

    1740 Constance Blvd NE