Rita Barillas graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. in English and a minor in Biblical Studies. She began her teaching career in El Salvador where she taught various grade levels in missionary schools for seven years. She has been teaching for 22 years in Christian and classical schools in Georgia and Virginia as a main classroom teacher as well as teaching Spanish, Latin, music, and language arts. She is currently working on her master’s degree in classical Christian studies at New St. Andrews College. Rita is beginning her first year at AFA as the Lower School Latin teacher and is teaching several Upper School Latin courses as well.