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Teresa Tarallo Blair

foreign language educator

Teresa Tarallo Blair, American foreign language educator. Certified teacher, California, Pennsylvania. Named scholar Institute International Education, King's College, 1970-1973, Harvard University, 1975-1976, fellow Columbia University, 1983-1986.


Blair, Teresa Tarallo was born on February 23, 1951 in Lima, Peru. Came to the United States, 1969. Daughter of Luis and Victoria (Cornejo) Tarallo.


Student, IPCNA, Lima, 1969. Student, East Stroudsburg State College, 1970. Bachelor in English Literature maxima cum laude, King's College, 1973.

Student, Rutger's University, 1974. Master of Education, Harvard University, 1975. Postgraduate, University Valencia, Spain, 1980.

Postgraduate, State University Juarez at Durango, Mexico, 1981. Master of Arts in Spanish Literature, Columbia University, 1984. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1986.

Master of Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, 1993.


Teacher Spanish, Camden (New Jersey) Schools, 1973-1974;teacher Spanish, Phyllips Exeter (N.H.) Academy, 1975-1976;teacher Spanish, Elgin (Illinois) Academy, 1977-1979;teacher Spanish, Westridge Academy, Pasadena, California, 1976-1977;professor Spanish, Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle, 1987-1989;professor Spanish, College Dupage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 1989-1992;instructor Spanish, Columbia University, New York City, 1983-1986;researcher, Columbia University, New York City, since 1992. Research consultant Committee for Economic Development Boston School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975. Coordinator, consultant Medical Spanish Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, 1983-1986.

Consultant Diff. Public Company, Illinois, since 1987. Consultant language program Illinois Department Human Resources, Wheaton, 1988. Consultant, in-service trainer unites states department Human Resources, Wheaton, 1988;consultant, cultural liaison DuPage Precision, Naperville, Illinois, 1989.


  • Certified teacher, California, Pennsylvania.


Member International Committee Parent-Teachers Association Westfield School, 1989-1991. Volunteer Presidential and Senatorial Elections, Chicago area, 1990. Advisor Latino Ethnic Awareness College Dupage, 1991-1992.

Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Council Teachers Foreign Languages (conference presenter International Honor Society panel 1989), American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese (board directors since 1979(conference presenter 1992), Modern Language Association, Illinois Council for Teaching of Foreign Languages (conference presenter 1988, 91, workshop leader 1989), Illinois Foreign Language Teachers Association (conference presenter 1991), Alpha Delta Kappa, Alpha Mu Gamma (consultant advanced Placement college board Spanish language, since 2002. Advanced placement Spanish literature teacher trainer leader, since 2003).


Married Robert E. Blair, May 11, 1976. 1 child, Byron.

Luis Tarallo

Victoria (Cornejo) Tarallo

Robert E. Blair

Byron Blair