Fourth Grade

Christy Maldonado

Christy HicksonEducation: University of Texas at Arlington. I am certified EC-6, Generalist 4-8 and ESL.

Experience: I have taught sixth grade, second grade, and kindergarten.

Bio: I was born and raised in Arlington and have taught for four years in the Arlington Independent School District. I am very excited to be a part of the Lily B. Clayton family. Some of my hobbies include traveling, reading, and spending time with my family. I am looking forward to an exciting year in 4th grade!


Ellen Ruthart

  TCU Elementary/ Special Ed.
Experience:  I have been in education for twenty years.  Fourteen of those years were spent teaching first and second graders. 
Bio:  I was so excited to come to Lily B. Clayton because I did my student teaching here!  I love working with elementary school age children because no two days are ever the same.  When I'm not at school, I'm busy with my own two daughters, my husband, and my two crazy dogs.

Jennifer Bearden



Lori Werth

Lori WerthExperience: I have 10 years teaching experience and have taught preschool, kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade. 

Bio: I grew up in Santa Fe, NM, and came to the DFW area 16 years ago in my second year of teaching! I have 3 terrific kids, all part of the Sweet Lily B. family, and a fantastic husband! We live in Fort Worth, just down the way, and absolutely love our neighborhood and community. I have a passion for learning, I love teaching, and I look forward to the privilege of being part your child's educational journey.