Marilyn is an Adult Educator at Washington Literacy Center (WLC) in 2022. Over the past 35 years, she has taught adult beginning reading classes in the evening and taught in public schools in special education and general education settings. She has taught adults and high school learners general job-related and daily life skills in reading, oral communication, writing, computer literacy, how to read the bible, developing a phonetic approach to words, and increasing comprehension skills and vocabulary.
Marilyn holds a B.S and Master's degree in Special Education in behavioral, intellectual, and learning disabilities and a certification as an Educational Specialist from Virginia State University, University of the District of Columbia, and Regent University. She was an Educational Coordinator at the Emergency Shelter for Abused and Neglected Children at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. She has more than thirty-five years of teaching experience in K12 and adult education in the District of Columbia Public Schools, Alexandria City Public Schools, and Literacy, Volunteer, and Advocate.
A native Washingtonian, Marilyn enjoys spending time with family and friends, takes part in her local church ministry as a parent support leader to mothers with exceptional adults with multiple disabilities, and enjoys reading and listening to music.