Director of Special Programs
San Marcos Unified School District
255 Pico Avenue, Suite 250
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 752-1271 Fax: (760) 752-1215
Maritza Koeppen has been in education for 20 years. She has taught at the elementary school level in grades kindergarten, fifth, and sixth. Her teaching career began in San Diego Unified and continued on to the Chula Vista Elementary School District. She has been a Reading First Literacy Coach, as well as a Project Specialist for the San Diego County Office of Education. Maritza has experience and training in Literacy and English Language Development and has provided extensive Professional Development opportunities for teachers and administrators in state approved language arts curriculum. Previously, Maritza was the English Learner Coordinator in La Mesa-Spring Valley. She received her Bachelor's Degree from San Diego State in Liberal Studies and both her Bilingual Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Master's Degree in Bilingual Cross-Cultural Teaching from National University. Her Administrative Credential was earned through San Diego State and recently finished her Ph.D. through the joint San Diego State and Claremont Graduate School Program.
The Special Programs Department is responsible for distribution and management of categorically funded state and federal programs, such as Title I, Title III, LCAP, ASES, ASSETS, Parental Involvement, English learner summer school, and Federal Program Monitoring.