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Mike Sawyer | Executive Director

215 Mata Way, Building 6
San Marcos, CA 92069

[email protected]

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Andrea Mancino | Transportation Coordinator

215 Mata Way, Building 6
San Marcos, CA 92069

[email protected]



Dispatch Office | 760.290.2654
Field Trip Information | 760.290.2665
After Hours Emergency | 760.290.2665


Mike Sawyer's Personal Profile 

Mike began his educational journey at San Marcos Elementary School; then, due to District boundary changes, he attended 5th and 6th grades at Paloma Elementary School.  After elementary school, he went on to San Marcos Middle School (then called San Marcos Junior High) and graduated in 1998 from San Marcos High School.  Mike attended Palomar College, hoping to transfer to Cal State University San Marcos but took a detour to National University, completing a Computer Information Systems program and obtaining Microsoft Certifications.  In 1999, Mike applied for and accepted a position with the San Marcos Unified School District as a school bus driver while attending college.  After a few years, he was promoted to Transportation Coordinator. In 2012, Mike was promoted to the position of Transportation Director and currently Executive Director, where he currently strives to provide the safest and most efficient Transportation Department for the District.

Andrea Mancino's Personal Profile 

Andrea began her education journey at San Marcos Elementary School, then moved into the Paloma Elementary area where she attended 5th and 6th grades.  After elementary school, she went on to San Marcos Middle School (then called San Marcos Junior High) and graduated in 2000 from San Marcos High School.  Very similar to Mike's path.  Andrea attended Palomar College while she was raising her family.  After her children started school, Andrea learned how to drive a School Bus in 2011 by attending one of the District's training courses.  She quickly moved up and became a State Certified Driver Instructor in 2018, then promoted to Dispatcher in 2019, and was promoted in 2023 to Transportation Coordinator.  

Transportation Departments Purpose

The goal of the Transportation Department is to provide safe, effective, and efficient transportation for the San Marcos Unified School District. The Transportation Department is an integral part of the total educational system, contributing significantly to the learning process by providing safe and dependable transportation.

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