First Grade

Jennifer Dahmer

University of Texas (Bachelor’s Degree); Piedmont College (Master’s Degree)

Sara Filarowicz

My sister, my husband, and I are all Lily B alumni!  I moved to Fort Worth in the middle of my 5th grade year and finished my elementary school career at Lily B.  I went on to McLean and Paschal and graduated from TCU with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.

Certifications: Pre-K - 4th grade; ESL; GT

Experience: I began teaching at Westcliff Elementary and taught there for 6 years.  I taught Pre-K for 3 years and have taught Kindergarten for the last 3 years.  I LOVE Kindergarten!  It is such a privilege to be a part of the learning and discovery of young children.  A child's Kindergarten year is so formative and I am honored to be a part of it!

Bio:  My husband John and I live in Ryan Place and he owns a landscaping company.  We have two Boston Terriers: Max and Roxy. Both sets of our parents live in Berkeley, where John and I grew up.  John graduated from Texas A&M so we bleed purple and maroon at our house! We love going to Horned Frog and Aggie football and baseball games.

Lupita Olazaba

  Master's degree in Advance Literacy Instruction from Concordia University.
Experience:  I have been teaching since 2005 and enjoy this group.

Bio:  I have lived in Fort Worth all my life and was a former FWISD student myself.  I went to Daggett Elementary, McLean Middle school and then graduated from Paschal High School.  So it is very nice to look back and thank many of my teachers from this District who made a difference in my life.  I am also thankful to be teaching in the Paschal pyramid where I went to school.  I have been teaching first grade for seven years and enjoy the age group I teach.

Besides loving my job, I enjoy collecting children’s literature, jogging, gardening, and decorating our home. I play co-ed softball every year with friends and family.  I am an only child, married and have 3 dogs.  I enjoy spending time with close friends and family. My husband and I are now parents of a healthy baby girl who was born May 18, 2011.

Yesenia Soto

 I am so excited to begin a new school year as a Dual Language first grade teacher at Lily B. Clayton. I look forward to working with the staff and community and being a part of this great school.

Education: I graduated from Le Tourneau University with my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I believe in being a lifelong learner and I am working on attaining my graduate degree in the next few years. 

Bio: I am married and have two children. My daughter Izabella loves going to school at Sweet Lily B. My son Jude is enjoying preschool. I love spending time with my family. We like going to art and science museums, the Fort Worth Zoo, and the local parks.