First Grade

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

Yesenia Soto

Lupita Olazaba

Education: I graduated from the University of Tampa with a Bachelors Degree in European History and a minor in Government and World affairs. I also have My pre requisite speech therapy degree from TWU.

Experience: This is currently my 14th year of teaching and my first at Lily B. I recently moved to Fort Worth from Mesquite TX (where I worked the last 6 years) and before then, taught 6 years in Dallas. I have worked in every grade level from Pre K to Fourth.

Bio: I was born and raised on the island of Puerto Rico but spent a few years between Florida and Connecticut growing up. I didn't arrive in Fort Worth until recently but got here as fast as I could. I recently moved with my husband, 2 dogs and my daughter who is currently a second grader. I enjoy music and reading. Teaching and spending my days with children is my favorite thing in the world and I feel so honored to be a part of such a great school.

Hobbies: Traveling, listening to all sorts of different types of music. Spending time with family and friends. Reading books and being involved at our church.

Email: stephanie.toro-rosa@fwisd.org

Stepahine Toro Rosa

Education: I received my undergrad degree from the University of Oklahoma (BOOMER SOONER) and my Masters in Education from Tarleton State University.

Experience: I have taught for 12 years in PreK, kindergarten and 1st grade. This is my 2nd year at Lily B. Clayton.


Bio: I am from Fort Worth and grew up in the Lily B neighborhood. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma (BOOMER SOONER) and a Masters in Education from Tarleton State University. This is my 12th year teaching and I absolutely love Early Childhood Education.


Hobbies: I enjoy reading and going for runs (once it is over). I like to be outside with my husband, two children and our dog, Molly.

Email: laura.beard@fwisd.org

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Email: kendell.bruner@fwisd.org