Second Grade

Amy Bensmiller

Education: I attended McMurry University in Abilene, Texas and received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I am currently attending Concordia University to earn a masters degree in Educational Administration.
Experience: I have been at Sweet Lily B. since 2008.
Bio: I grew up in the small town of Fairfield, Texas where I developed a love of teaching while working at a local pre-school and working with a kindergarten class as a peer tutor. My parents and mentors encouraged me to pursue my career in education and are very influential in any successes I have had in my personal live and professional career. I moved to Fort Worth after being hired at Lily B. and have loved every second of becoming apart of the community here. I feel very lucky to have made a home here at Sweet Lily B.

Gloria Daniels

  Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education from Texas Wesleyan University.  Masters in Reading from TCU.
Years Teaching: 35 (30 years at Lily B. plus 5 years at Alice Carlson)
Favorite Subjects to Teach:  Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Science, and Math
Hobbies:  Reading, Listening to Music, Writing Stories, Creating Arts and Craft Projects, Planning Lessons, Visiting Barnes & Noble for hours on end

Jill Kirby

I attended the University of North Texas where I received my degree in Education.  I have my ESL and GT certifications.  
Experience:  I have taught 2nd, 3rd,and 4th grade, and have been at Sweet Lily B. since 2002.
Bio:  I grew up in Fort Worth and attended elementary, junior high, and high school here.  I have a son, Brooks, came through Lily B. with me. My daughter, Grace has recently joined the Lily B. family. My husband is the PE teacher at Daggett Elementary.  We live in Fort Worth with our two dogs and a cat.  I hope I will be blessed with many more wonderful years of teaching.

Isabel Lopez

Isabel Lopez
I earned a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge in Public Health. 

Experience: I spent 7 great years working as a bilingual teacher for Weatherford ISD. 4 years were in 1st grade and 3 years in 3rd grade. During summer school I would get an opportunity to teach various primary grade levels!

 I moved to Texas almost 10 years ago from Los Angeles, CA when my husband was done serving in the U.S. Navy. He is originally from Houston, but told me Fort Worth was the best city in Texas. He was so RIGHT! After working for the Fort Worth Public Library as a Librarian Assistant (2 years), I obtained my certification and began this wonderful teaching career. 

If I’m not preparing lesson plans usually I’m trying to learn new things (computer programs, cooking, art, and researching). My son, Ethan is also attending Lily B. where he is beginning 5th grade. He enjoys reading and I hope I have taught him to be a life long learner.