Elementary Education (TK-5)

Gabriella Gomez

Gabriella Gomez began her teaching career in 1984 teaching at the high school and middle school levels for seven years. She joined our district in 1991 as a teacher at Alvin Dunn, Discovery, and San Marcos Elementary. She served eight years as an Instructional Support Specialist and Intervention Specialist before beginning her administrative role at San Marcos Elementary as an assistant principal. She then served as principal of Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary for six years before coming to the district office as Director of Language Learner Resource Center and now as Director of Elementary Education.

Gabriella received her bachelors and teaching credential in both general and special education from the Pennsylvania State University and her masters from Wilkes-University.

Elementary Education

The Elementary Education department supports the curriculum and instruction for the twelve elementary sites in the San Marcos Unified School District in order for students to achieve the state standards. In collaboration with teachers, we have developed timelines, instructional materials, and assessments to ensure all students receive a guaranteed viable curriculum. In addition, we provide ongoing professional development for our teachers to prepare them to deliver 21st Century learning in the classroom.

Areas of Responsibility, TK-5

  • Curriculum and Instructional Pacing Calendar

  • Common Assessments (ELA, Math, and Writing)

  • Textbooks and Instructional Materials

  • Textbooks/ Intervention Adoptions

  • Standards-Based TK-5 Report Cards

  • TK/ Kindergarten Registration 

  • District Representative for EES Preschool

  • District Representative for CSUSM-Curriculum Design Leader 

  • Gifted & Talented Education (GATE)

  • PE Fitness Test (K-12) 

  • SMUSD Library Media Technicians 

  • Principals Meetings

  • Assistant Principals Meetings

  • SMEA Monthly Meetings

  • Principal/ Teacher Support

  • Professional Development

  • LCAP

  • Analysis of District Dashboard Data

  • Elementary School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

  • Board Policies/Annual Revisions


If you would like more information on the Common Core State Standards here are the following resources:

CDE Resources and State Content Standards: www.cde.ca.gov

San Diego County Office of Education: www.sdcoe.net

Contact Our Office





Gabriella Gomez

Director, Elementary Education


[email protected]

Linda De Leon-Valdez

Administrative Secretary


[email protected]


760. 752.1215

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