Our History

  • Old Class Photo Lily B. Clayton opened in February 1922 as Mistletoe Heights Elementary School with 79 students and three teachers. The first principal, Lulu Parker, was also the first woman to lead a Fort Worth school. The school was named after another remarkable teacher, Ms. Clayton, whose teaching career started in 1885 and lasted for 50 years.

Principal

Dr. Stephanie Hughes

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Dr. Stephanie Hughes

Stephanie Hughes brings 20 years of experience in education to Lily B. Clayton Elementary School.  She began her career at Fort Worth ISD in 1999 as an 8th-grade math teacher at Forest Oak Middle School.  Hughes then served as an Assistant Principal at Springdale Elementary School from 2000-2005, and as Principal at Bonnie Brae Elementary School from 2005-2011. 
 
Hughes has Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Texas, a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from University of Texas at Arlington, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Baylor University.
 
She says she is excited about the opportunity to work with the staff, students, parents and community of Lily B. Clayton.

 

Assistant Principal

Mr. Roberto Amaya

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Mr. Roberto Amaya

 

Roberto Amaya earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Wesleyan University, a master’s in educational administration at Texas Christian University, and a master’s of science in school counseling from Texas Wesleyan University.  He began his teaching career in Fort Worth ISD at Manuel Jara Elementary in 2006, where he taught second and third-grade, bilingual classes.  In 2010, he joined the staff at Cesar Chavez Elementary, where he served as their counselor for seven years.  He is excited to join the Lily B. Clayton community as their assistant principal. 

Mr. Amaya’s goal is to build relationships with students, staff, and parents.  He wants to ensure that Lily B. Clayton Elementary continues to be a place where students excel academically and love learning.