First Grade

Christyn Johns

Education: I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of North Texas in Denton in Interdisciplinary Studies, with emphasis in History, Sociology, and Art. My Teaching Certification in Texas qualifies me to teach Early Childhood through Sixth Grade with ESL 1-12 Certification.

Bio: In 2002 I left Texas for sunny Southern California, where I gained valuable experience teaching various grade levels in private and public schools. Since returning to Texas, and making Fort Worth my home, I worked with the State of Texas Workforce Development before returning to the classroom. My return to the classroom was the result of a desire to live a life of purpose and a strong desire to help children uncover the strengths that make them productive, thriving citizens.

Hobbies: One of my passions is taking road trips; recently I made a road trip to the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. When I am not taking in the sights on the road I enjoy hiking nature trails that invigorate and inspire me, and watching classic TV sitcoms, like “Gunsmoke,” “I Love Lucy” and Sanford and Son”

Email: Christyn.Johns@fwisd.org

Education: 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.

Email: lupita.olazaba@fwisd.org

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Jennifer Steele

Education: I have an M.Ed and BS in Education from TCU.

Experience: I have taught Pre-K and 1st grade at Lily B. since 2005.

Bio: I am originally from Indiana and my family moved to El Paso, TX when I was in high school. I love Fort Worth so much that I stayed after graduating from TCU. One of my favorite things to do is travel! I did half of my student teaching in The Netherlands! I have also had the amazing opportunity to travel to many states and countries, including Zambia! In my free time, you might find me out an about in Fort Worth, attending Doxology Bible Church, or cheering on the Frogs at a TCU football game! I just love teaching at Lily B. Clayton! Feel free to stop by and say hello!

Email: jennifer.steele@fwisd.org

Experience: 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 part of this great school. I have been a teacher at Lily B. since 2011. Education: I graduated from Le Tourneau University with my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Masters of Educational Leadership.

Bio: I have two wonderful children. My daughter Izabella loves dance and reading. My son Jude enjoys baseball. I love spending time with my family. We like going to art and science museums, the Fort Worth Zoo, and the local parks.We love living in Ft. Worth and Sweet Lily Bee.

Email: yesenia.soto@fwisd.org

Yesenia Soto