Gifted Services

WL Gifted Services Presentation 2020-2021

Please click on the above link to see the slide show and pertinent links of Enrichment Opportunities for High School students and information about the Role of the Resource Teacher for the Gifted  presented virtually to parents and students on November 4, 2020. If you would like to see the live presentation copy this Youtube link into a new tab:

Please email me, with any questions about W-L Gifted Services.

Information about 2021 VDOE summer Residential Governor’s Schools programs  has just become available. Check out the website above for information on dates and the application process for the programs. Students interested in applying should read through the “Guide for Parents and Students” and the applications carefully. Students will need to complete a resume of extracurricular activities in the area of interests, write essays, and request teacher recommendation as part of the application process. Students applying for the visual and performing arts should read the information on the adjudication process in the “Guide”, a local video adjudication will take place early November 2020. VPA applicants do not write an essay.  For questions email:

Washington Liberty H.S.  Back To School Night  was held from 7-9pm on September 23, 2020 with Microsoft Teams. Here’s a short video of the W-L Gifted Services information presented:

School Year 2020-2021 Gifted Services Information will be sent out through Naviance to parents and students due to our mandated social distancing.

PRIME, Fine Arts Apprentice programs and more. For questions about Gifted Services, and the Referral process at Washington – Liberty High School please email

Información en español para padres y madres de familia sobre recursos para alumnos con habilidades excepcionales Spanish PTA Presentation 2020

The Washington – Liberty Gifted Services Student & Parent Information Night was held in the W-L Library Media Center on the 2nd floor, October 3, 2019 from 7-8:00 pm. Click here for presentation WL Gifted Services Info 2019-2020

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Elizabeth Fucella Burgos, Bilingual Resource Teacher for the Gifted

Office:   Room 3009

Phone:  703-228-8657



Attended  “Confratute” at the University of Connecticut
Gifted Endorsement from University of Virginia
Teaching Certificate from George Washington University
M.A. in Latin American Studies from University of New Mexico
B.A. in Government and Modern Languages from College of William and Mary

I began teaching in Washington D.C., taught in Germany, and have spent the last twenty years in various Arlington Public schools. I started teaching inspired by the work of educator Paulo Freire, and continue to be inspired by educators and researchers:  Carol Tomlinson, Joe Renzulli and Sally Reis, Tony Wagner, Carol Dweck, Dan Rothstein, and Luz Santana, and Jo Boaler.


  • guide students in taking charge of their own learning
  • help them find their own passions and interests
  • teach about the brain’s malleability and that they can do anything they put their mind to with effort and hard work
  • provide challenging opportunities
  • experience critical and creative thinking strategies
  • encourage active citizenship in classrooms, in their community, and in their world



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Creativity is like gratitude the more you créate & give the better you feel 🎤❤️& grow 🧠
Published September 18, 21 11:43AM