Marilyn  Barrueta

Spanish, Yorktown High School, Arlington, VA
Total years as a classroom teacher: 48

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  • University of Virginia Graduate Work 2001, 2000, 1999, 1991, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1962, 1961
  • George Mason University Graduate Work 1991, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1977
  • William and Mary Graduate Work 1993
  • Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
  • International Studies Graduate Work 1996
  • Catholic University Graduate Work 1984
  • Trinity College Graduate Work 1977
  • Georgetown University Graduate Work 1972
  • American University Graduate Work 1967
  • University of Illinois B.A. 1957

Teaching Experience

  • 1978-present Spanish 1-6, AP, Fluent Speakers, Yorktown High School, Arlington, VA
  • 1957-1978 Spanish 1-3, English as Second Language, Social Studies, English, Math, Stratford Junior High, Arlington, VA
  • 1961-1972 Summer School Sessions, Arlington, VA
  • 1958-1961 Spanish Adult Education, Arlington County Adult Education, Arlington, VA

Special Recognition

  • 2000 Distinguished Educator, The Governor’s School, Richmond, VA
  • 1994-1997 Nationally elected to the Executive Council of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • 1987 Yorktown High School Recognition Award for Professional Involvement and Contributions to the Profession
  • 1985 Yorktown Faculty Award for Work with Students
  • 1984 Greater Washington Association of Teachers of Foreign Language Recognition Award for Service to the Profession
  • 1983 Yorktown Faculty Award for Work with Students
  • 1954-1957 Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1954-1957 University of Illinois Mortar Board
  • 1954-1957 Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1954-1957 Alpha Lambda Delta
  • 1954-1957 Scholarship Key
  • 1954-1957 Class Honors upper 10%
  • Marilyn measures her success yearly, personally, internally, as she
    hopes her students will, rather than seeing themselves primarily through
    the eyes of others.
  • Her goal is for her students to gain at the very least a basic
    understanding and some acceptance of a culture that will more and more
    impact their society.


“Personally, she challenged me beyond just the classroom,
and when I look back at how much I have grown in the past several years,
I know much of it is because of her.”

Julianne Koch, Former Student

“Most impressive to me, however, is Marilyn’s tireless pursuit of
knowledge. Through the lens of her experience, she is able to examine
and evaluate the most promising new research, techniques and materials,
and integrate those new findings with the very best of her vast
repertoire of highly effective classroom-tested activities.

Bill A. Heller, Department Chair – Perry High School