Mrs. Maribel Arciniegas » Biography


Maribel Arciniegas

K-8 Spanish Teacher      

Email:  [email protected]



I was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, so Spanish is my native tongue. I got married and I moved to The United States in 1999.  I live in Stamford with my husband and son. 


I began my career as a teacher in Colombia and I worked at both private and public schools.

 In 2000 I was hired by the Diocese of Bridgeport as a Spanish Teacher. I taught at All Saints Catholic School in Norwalk for 12 years. In 2013 I began teaching at Trinity Catholic Middle School and now I am very fortunate to be part of the Catholic Academy of Stamford.


I love teaching in a Catholic school because our religious beliefs prepare children for the future by providing them with a Christian foundation that will allow them to keep their faith alive and present in their lives.




  •       B.A. Modern Languages (La Universidad del Atlántico in Barranquilla, Colombia)
  •      M.A.T. (Sacred Heart University, Connecticut)
  •      CT Professional Educator Certification World Language



Professional Experience:   


  •        8 years as a foreign language teacher in grades 6-11 in Barranquilla, Colombia
  •      20 years as a Catholic school teacher in the Diocese of Bridgeport


Online Textbook

Dear Parent/ Guardian:

 Avancemos 1, the student’s Spanish textbook is available online.

Your student can access it by logging in to his/her account at


USER NAMEfirst  name  initial  last  name  graduation year

 PASSWORD:  first  name  initial  last  name


Student Email Access:  All students have a Catholic Academy of Stamford email account that is hosted by Google.  This account is used to do projects, communicate with classmates about school work, and complete assigned homework.

 The email address is: firstnameinitiallastnamegraduation year

For example: John Smith in 7 grade

His email will be: [email protected]

Student Homework Access:  Google Classroom allows teachers to post assignments or announcements for the class. Your student’s email account is linked to Google Classroom. The students can join a class with the class code or just by accepting their teacher invitation. Parents can ask teacher to be invited to join their student Google Classroom.


Thank you,

Sra. Arciniegas



World Language Supply List 2021-2022

Spanish Class Supply List

Required Supplies for Students in Grades K-2:  
1 two-pocket folder

Required Supplies for Students in Grades 3-5:  
1 two-pocket folder
1 packet of ruled index cards 
1 50-Sheet Composition Notebook 

Required Supplies for Students in Grades 6-8: 
1   pad of sticky notes
1   packet of ruled index cards   
1  1.5 inches 3 ring binder
1   150 wide-ruled loose-leaf paper pack
1   packet of 6 subject dividers
1    highlighter
1   Set of 3.5mm wired on/over the ear headphones for listening