Specials

Tim Dague - PE

Experience: 
Physical Education teacher at Lily B. Clayton since 1996
 
Education:  Texas A&M University
 
Bio:  Since 1996, Mr. Dague has ruled the gym at Lily B., turning couch potatoes into soccer enthusiasts, jump ropers and Newcomb players.  His dogged promotion of children's fitness has put thousands of elementary school children on the road to a healthier lifestyle. 
 
He organizes the spring Field Day ritual, which presents a trophy for best class sportsmanship. In 2009, he led the pack at the first ever Lily B. fundraiser walkathon through the Berkeley neighborhood.  He also runs the chess club and the safety patrol. 
 

Melissa O'Brien - Art

Melissa Obrien
Education:
I have a Bachelors of Science in Education from Baylor University, with minors in Art and Early Childhood Development.

Experience: I have eight years experience teaching elementary art in Arlington ISD. I also have seven years experience teaching art at a Montessori school in Arlington.

Bio: I am a proud Fort Worth resident. I have a wonderful husband that teaches at McLean 6th and two amazing daughters in fourth and sixth grade. We have two dogs and love to ride bikes and do art as a family.

Layne Trent - Music

Experience:  It is hard for me to believe, but I have been teaching for 22 years.  I began in the Fort Worth Catholic Diocese.  I spent 3 years as a 5th grade teacher at Our Lady of Victory Elementary, and 8 years as a 6th, 7th, & 8th grade Language Arts teacher at All Saints Catholic School.  I came to Lily B. Clayton in 1999 and spent several years as a fifth grade teacher, and for the last few years I have been the Music teacher for this wonderful school.

Education:  I have a double undergraduate degree from the University of Mobile: Music Education and Piano Performance.  I also have a Master's of Education degree from Texas Wesleyan University.  I am certified both in Music and Elementary Education.

Personal:  I spend my "off time" at the Texas Girls' Choir as I am the Assistant Director and the Accompanist.  I have traveled to over 40 countries of the world, and feel very privileged to have performed on every continent except Antartica (maybe someday!).

I love to read - (mostly fiction), but lately I've been trying my hand at writing children's books.  I believe "to whom much is given, much is required".  I am an extremely proud adopted kid, so obviously, I know I have been given so very much in my life.  Hopefully, I can give back just a little to the children I come in contact with everyday at the very special place called Lily B. Clayton.
 
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