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Dr. Marilyn Faris Scholl

Title: Family and Consumer Sciences Supervisor (Ret.)
Company: Arlington Public Schools
Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

Dr. Marilyn Faris Scholl, retired family and consumer sciences supervisor at Arlington Public Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in special education.

With nearly 50 years of experience to her credit, Dr. Scholl has excelled as a special education teacher at Arlington Public Schools from 2015 to 2022. She began her career as a vocational home economics teacher at Winslow High School from 1976 to 1982. She worked as a home economics in-service teacher educator at the Arizona Department of Education-Arizona Center for Vocational Education from 1982 to 1985. 

Subsequently, Dr. Scholl held the title of extension home economist at Virginia Cooperative Extension Service-Fairfax County from 1985 to 1986. She contributed to Arlington Public Schools as family and consumer sciences & teenage parenting programs supervisor from 1987 to 2015 and as family and consumer sciences teacher from 1987 to 2022.

Before embarking on her professional path, Dr. Scholl pursued an education at Northern Arizona University where she earned a bachelor’s degree. She continued her academic efforts at Northern Arizona University, graduating with a Master of Arts in home economics education in 1981. She concluded her studies at George Mason University, obtaining a PhD in educational leadership and administration in 2012. She holds a certification as a family life educator from the National Council on Family Relations and another in special education from Trinity Washington University. 

In addition to her primary vocation, Dr. Scholl remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to her areas of expertise. She has presented in many state and national education conferences. She was a member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, the National Council on Family Relations, the Association of Career and Technical Education, and the Virginia Family and Consumer Sciences Association. She held the role of treasurer and former president of Delta Kappa Gamma and former state president of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In light of her impressive undertakings, Dr. Scholl has accrued several accolades throughout her career. She was awarded a local, state, and international scholarship and presented with the Person of Vision Award by Arlington County in 2006. In the immediate future, she intends to create cooking videos on how to make simple and nutritious foods for the special needs population, grow her family’s real estate holdings, and commit more time to traveling.

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