Director Of KSS Preschool In Albany California

Interim Director of Albany

“I love to see how quickly my students learn Spanish. The children are lovely and open to everything we teach them.”

Marita grew up in a home full of teachers. Her mother taught science, her grandmother taught philosophy, and her family opened a preschool where Marita discovered her own love of teaching. She attended university in Lima to be a preschool teacher and moved to the United States in 1983. She has always loved teaching young children, whether at a preschool at Diablo Valley College, where she earned her teaching credentials, or babysitting and then taking care of her own two children.

When Marita discovered the KSS program in 2007, she was thrilled to learn that she could combine her love of teaching preschool with her native language and culture. Marita served as Center Director at both Albany and Walnut Creek campuses before moving to the KSS administrative team and supporting all of the Center Directors. She is returning to serve as the interim Center Director at Albany - she is thrilled to be back with the families and especially the children in this school community!

Marita lives in the Bay Area and has a daughter and a son.



Combining a quality early childhood education with a Spanish immersion program gives our students a leg up in their education and their lives. For parents who value multilingualism – beginning their child's formal learning with an immersion preschool is a natural fit. During this time, children’s brains are hard-wired for language learning and pick it up naturally. Bilingual children expand their awareness of the world and gain significant cognitive benefits. For students from Spanish-speaking homes, a Spanish-immersion education helps keep the family’s cultural heritage alive. There are many benefits of multilingualism and we are proud to support our students on their journey.

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