• 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.


    Dr. Betsy Kannenberg, Director 

    Originally from Alexandria, Virginia, Dr. Betsy Kannenberg moved to California in 2001 where she began teaching special education in South Bay Union School District. She moved into Solana Beach School District in 2005, where she worked as a special education and intervention teacher, new teacher support provider, and summer school principal.

    Dr. Kannenberg joined San Marcos Unified School District in 2012, as assistant principal of Carrillo Elementary. In 2014, she became principal of Carrillo Elementary, and completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership, focusing on the areas of program evaluation and teacher professional development.

    "As an educator, my greatest passions lie in closing the achievement gap and maximizing educational opportunities for all students. I believe in the transformational power of public education, and am invested in the critical work we do in our district to empower learners and inspire possibilities."  - Dr. Betsy Kannenberg

    Areas of Responsibility

    • Professional Development in Research-Based Strategies for English Learners
    • Curriculum collaboration and planning with Elementary, Middle and Secondary
    • Language acquisition programs and resources
    • The English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC) previously (CELDT) 
    • Reclassification of Students and Student Records
    • District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
    • Translations

     Contact Our Office


    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
Betsy Kannenberg Director 760-752-1271 betsy.kannenberg@smusd.org
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 II 760-290-2993 nilda.cremeans@smusd.org
Fax Number 760-744-1041
Last Modified on April 5, 2018