• English Learner Resource Center  
    The English Learner Resource Center is part of the Instructional Services Division and provides support for approximately 4,100 English learner students throughout the San Marcos Unified School District. The Resource Center is involved with a wide range of projects in an effort to meet the needs of students, parents, community members and district staff.
Elementary Student Group
  • El Departamento de Adquisición de Inglés como parte de Servicios de Instrucción apoya unos 4,100 estudiantes aprendiendo inglés en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Marcos. El departamento está involucrado con una gran variedad de proyectos para mejor servir las necesidades de los estudiantes, padres, miembros de la comunidad y empleados del distrito.

  • Maritza Koeppen, Director of ELLRC and Special Programs

    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.  

    Contact Information: 760.752.1271; maritza.koeppen@smusd.org  

    Language Resource Center Responsibilities
    • Implementation ELD Standards grades TK- 12
    • Language acquisition programs and resources
    • Professional Development in Research-Based Strategies for English Learners
    • Curriculum collaboration and planning with Elementary, Middle and Secondary
    • EL Coordinatorsand Curriculum Council Meetings
    • Contribute To Student Transition Meetings
    • BTSA Support
    • California English Language Development Test (CELDT) District Assessments
    • Reclassification of Students and Student Records
    • TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment)

    Hugo Orozco, Teacher on Special Assignment

    Hugo Orozco is a native to North San Diego County and graduated from San Marcos High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego, and a teaching credential from California State University, San Marcos. Mr. Orozco has served as an instructional aide, elementary teacher, intervention specialist.  He has been a member of the La Costa Meadows Elementary, Twin Oaks Elementary, and San Marcos Elementary teams. In addition to working with students he has facilitated teacher and parent workshops. He joined the San Marcos Unified School District in 1996. 

    Areas of Responsibility

    • California English Language Development Test (CELDT) District Assessments
    • Reclassification of Students and Student Records
    • District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
    • Translations

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    If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact our department.  Para información adicional ponga la flecha y indique el tema o comunique se con el departamento directamente.
Name Title Phone Email
Nancy Lucio Administrative Secretary I 760-752-1272 nancy.lucio@smusd.org
Adriana Trevino Testing Assistant 760-290-2996 adriana.trevino@smusd.org
Nilda Cremeans Typist Clerk I 760-290-2993 nilda.cremeans@smusd.org
Hugo Orozco Teacher on Special Assignment 760-290-2439 hugo.orozco@smusd.org
FAX NUMBER 760-744-1041
Last Modified on September 8, 2017