Vilaseca served as a classroom schoolteacher in Georgia, Vermont, before moving on to becoming a school administratior in his role as teaching principal in Reading Elementary School. He continued in this role at Westford Elementary and Middle School, Essex High School for ten years.
- "About the Vermont Department of Education". Retrieved 2011-01-11.
- Hirsch, Corin. "Lunch Box Diaries; Vermonters recall their school cafeteria cuisine", Seven Days (newspaper), August 31, 2011. Accessed August 2, 2012. "Armando Vilaseca - Vermont education commissioner; I came from Cuba in 1964 and moved to West New York, N.J., an immigrant area that from the 1960s until the 1980s had a huge Cuban immigrant population. My high school, Memorial High School, was probably 70 percent Cuban American..."
- Smith, Robert (January 15, 2010). "Q&A: Armando Vilaseca, Vermont Commissioner of Education". Vermont Business Magazine. Retrieved October 22, 2011.[permanent dead link]