EFS Welcomes

Rebecca Farrow

Rebecca Farrow joined Educational First Steps as the Senior Director of Organizational Effectiveness in January. In this role, she will oversee the organization’s infrastructure, including risk management, quality assurance, and process improvement across the agency.

Rebecca comes to us from Girls Inc. of Tarrant County, where she served as the Chief Operating Officer for 3 years. Prior to Girls Inc., Rebecca served as the Chief Executive Officer of CASA of Tarrant County, the 5th largest CASA program in Texas, where she advocated for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. Under her leadership, CASA of Tarrant County grew to serve a record number of children and gained national attention for its innovative programming.

Mrs. Farrow earned her Master’s Degree from Oregon State University and a B.A. in English from the University of Oklahoma. She lives in Fort Worth with her husband and their loveable but disobedient dogs.

Daisy Cano-Esparza

We are honored to welcome Daisy Cano-Esparza as the new Senior Director of Operations at Educational First Steps.
Daisy is the former Executive Director of the AVANCE North Texas chapter, part of a national non-profit organization that aims to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty through innovative, two generation education and support for families with young children.

Daisy was with Avance for over eleven years and is thrilled to bring all her experience, talent and knowledge, leveraging her leadership skills, and impeccable analytical skills to support the mission of Educational First Steps. In her role, she will oversee the Four Steps program including functions, evaluation and outcomes, training and development and all things related to high-quality early childhood education.

She graduated Summa Cum Lade from Sam Houston University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She holds two Masters’ degrees; one in Social Work from University of Texas at Arlington and another one from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Bilingual Education.