Resource Teachers

Elsa Castillo

Education: I have a Bachelors Degree in Child Development with a Minors in Criminal Justice from TCU. Go Frogs!

Experience: I’ve been with FWISD since 2007. I started teaching PreK at LBC in 2013, I took half a year off and returned as Special Education Assistant. I’m currently a Teacher in our Special Education classroom. I’m excited to be working with such a great team.

Bio: I am native to Fort Worth, born and raised in the Southside. I’m married with 4 children. My oldest son is a sophomore in college, my second son (a former LBC student) is currently entering Paschal High School as a freshman. My daughter is also at LBC entering 2nd grade. We were also recently blessed with another baby girl. She is 3 months now and such a joy to have. Our favorite things to do as a family are Family Game Night, movies, volunteering and traveling. We are members of a nonprofit organization that gives back to the community. Our passion is to help others in need.

Email: Elsa.Castillo@fwisd.org

Education: I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1999 with a degree in English.

Experience: I have spent my career in a variety of education positions and loved them all! I began as a full-day PreK teacher in St. Paul, MN when Head Start was a new program. In 2002, I became a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan. My primary role there was as a part of the TEFL program (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), teaching students and training colleagues at a middle school in the mountains. In 2005, I moved to California where I taught 3rd grade in Oakland. I took a hiatus from teaching while my children were young, and then came back to my career here at Lily B. Clayton in 2017 - first as a tutor, then as a PreK assistant, and now as the Special Education assistant. I love this school community and being in a support role fits my life perfectly right now!

Bio: I was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN and am a midwestern girl at heart. My husband and I graduated from high school and college together, and were married just before we left for the Peace Corps in 2002. Afterwards, we moved first to Berkeley, CA and then to Fort Worth, TX while my husband worked on grad school programs. By the time he finished, Fort Worth felt like home and we decided to stay! We have a daughter and a son, who have both been Lily Bees. Our family loves to read, explore the Trinity Trails, cheer for the TCU baseball team, and go camping. And we still make a trek to Minnesota every summer to get out of the heat and see all our relatives!

Email: Caroline.Mcdonald@fwisd.org

Caroline McDonald

Kristen Taylor

Education: University California State San Marcos

Bio: I am originally from San Diego, California and moved to Fort Worth in 2004. My daughter, Paris, attended Sweet Lily B. My hobbies include swimming, boogie boarding, snowboarding, shopping, traveling, playing Texas Hold’em and Guitar Hero.

Thank you for taking time to visit this site. We have so many exciting things going on in our classroom. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Email: kristen.taylor@fwisd.org