Vilma Parrilla is a current employee of Prince George’s County Public Schools as a Parent Engagement Assistant. She has served in PG County since 2013. She has lived in PG County and attended school, since she arrived in the United States at the age of 9. She is someone very involved in ministry, working alongside her husband and community, to empower and uplift this generation, at Tabernacle of Faith.
As a Parent Engagement Assistant and an Interpreter for Prince George’s County, she has had the pleasure and honor to serve as a voice for families and students. Her greatest joy is to be able to connect with families personally doing whatever is possible to ensure they are thriving academically, personally, and emotionally. Vilma understands what it means to not have a voice, as she only spoke Spanish when she arrived to this country. Nothing makes her happier than to serve as a bridge for parents and also Esol students, who are now learning the English language.
Vilma’s area of expertise is ministry. She serves as a minister, mentor, interpreter, and leader in her local church. She has developed a ministry for young women, called Beautiful Warrior. Her heart is to be able to reach as many young women as possible empowering them to fight through their struggles, such as: stereotypes, labels, insecurities, fears, the negative patterns of this world etc., and instead to embrace their inner and outward beauty, pushing for success and walking out their purpose.