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Lena Lovato Archuleta

Inductee Name

Lena Lovato Archuleta

Place of Birth

New Mexico

Date of Birth

1920 – 2011

Year Inducted





Eleanor Gehres



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For more than 30 years, Lena Archuleta served the Hispanic community in Colorado as teacher, school librarian, administrator, and community volunteer. In 1976 she became the first Hispanic female principal in the Denver Public Schools. She served as supervisor of bilingual education programs and community relations for the school system, was a member of the State Board of Community Colleges and Vocational Education, and was the first woman to serve as president of the Latin American Education Foundation. Archuleta was also president of the Colorado Library Association and a member of the Ford Foundation Leadership Development Committee. Retiring in 1979, she volunteered on the Community Relations and Landmark Preservation Commission, Latin American Research and Service Agency, Mi Casa Resource Center for Women, and the American Association of Retired Persons. The Denver Public School System recently dedicated the Lena Archuleta Elementary School in her honor. She passed away April 3, 2011. 

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Books with reference to Lena Arculeta:
Women of Consequence: The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

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