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    Welcome Acting Principal Dr. Acevedo-Barrón

    We are pleased to introduce our new acting principal, Dr. Angelique Acevedo-Barrón!              

    Dear Parents and Guardians of Phyllis E. Williams Spanish Immersion, 

    It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Acting Principal of Phyllis E. Williams Spanish Immersion. I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to lead a school community that has a rich history of academics, student enrichment, parent involvement, and tradition!    

    About my background, well, I was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico, Northern Mexico and the mountains of Colorado.  The arts were and continue to be a strong part of my Native American heritage. My people are Mescalero Apache and Huichol Chol Maya. I come from a large family that includes my husband Francisco, my two daughters, Abril, and Frajana and of course Ramses our ElkHound.  English is not my first language so I am sensitive to the intricacies of linguistic development and acquisition as well as understand the work required to learn and master a second or third language with fluency. 

    I come to your doorstep with a Ph.D. doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction and close to three decades as a K-12 teacher, site-based school administrator, AVID coordinator, Director for Diversity and Inclusion and teacher education university professor.  I am a National Board Certified Teacher, was named Milken Foundation Educator of the Year for Colorado, received the Disney American Teacher Award and was Colorado Art Educator of the Year. I worked with the Gurian Institute in expanding brain-based learning interventions and am certified in Restorative Justice protocols. For the past three years, I had the opportunity to work alongside county and community leaders, as Principal of the Center for Visual & Performing Arts at Suitland High School in Prince George's County Public Schools.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to now serve the Phyllis E. Williams Spanish Immersion community.

    The Principal interview committee brought forth five attributes desired of the Phyllis E. Williams Spanish Immersion leadership: Communicates well; Maintains a positive school culture; Promotes high student expectations; Makes changes based upon needs; and Provides instructional leadership.  Together as a community

    these expectations will come to fruition and I will work to serve you as outlined by these five attributes. Our school has a rich history. Phyllis E. Williams is a full Spanish Immersion School in Prince George's County and I can genuinely say that we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to positively impact the lives of our students for six glorious years.  

    It is important to me that everyone involved in Phyllis E. Williams Spanish Immersion feel connected, welcomed, and excited to be here!  This mindset will enable us to meet the challenges of academic excellence through a positive, enjoyable, and caring environment.  

    My door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to call me at school at (301) 499-3373 or email me at to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year. There will be a Meet and Greet at Phyllis E. Williams Spanish Immersion on August 7, 2019 at 6:30pm to provide some face to face time with the community. Please plan on joining us!


    I look forward to working with you as a team and family to help each student at Phyllis E. Williams Spanish Immersion meet their goals, build relationships, feel connected, and have a successful school year! Together we can do this!


    Yours in Service,

    Angelique Acevedo-Barron, PH.D.

    Acting Principal of Phyllis E. Williams Spanish Immersion







    Prince George's County Public Schools

    14201 School Lane
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20772