• Pre-Kindergarten

    Mrs. Lay

    Mrs. Lay -Pre-Kindergarten Regular Program

    Hello, my name is Maria Lay.  This will be my 20th year in education!  I have taught at DeZavala for 15 years.  I am a TCU graduate. GO FROGS!  I earned a BS in Early Childhood education and also have a Master's degree as a Reading Specialist. I am married to Justin, and we have a daughter named Adriana that we completely adore.

    Maria Lay  



    Laura Villarreal - Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Partner

    Hi, I'm Mrs. Villarreal and I'm Mrs. Lay teaching partner. I have two grandchildren who attend De Zavala. My favorite sports team is the Denver Broncos and my dream vacation is to go to Hawaii!

    Laura Villarreal



    Mrs. Rodriguez

    Mrs. Rodriguez-Pre-Kindergarten Two Way Program (English and Spanish)

    Hello! My name is Mrs. Rodriguez. This will be my 15th year serving FWISD schools. I attended Texas Women's University where I earned my degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Bilingual Education. In recent years, I have taught Pre-K, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade at De Zavala Elementary. It is always a pleasure working with a team of teachers that are as committed as I am to providing students with a loving educational foundation for a lifetime of learning. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, shopping, traveling, and spending time with my family.

    Elia Rodriguez

    Ms. Delgado

    Ms. Delgado-Dual Language Teaching Partner

    I am Ms. Delgado and I am Mrs. Rodriguez's dual language teaching partner. I am from New York but have been here in Texas for 6 years. I am currently working on my Masters and will be graduating May 2023! Yay!

    Melissa Delgado