Director in Walnut Creek
“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 first began earning her U.S. 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 has worked at all three KSS locations – two years in Walnut Creek, two in Oakland, and she joined the burgeoning KSS Berkeley Campus in 2012. Marita especially enjoys how preschool-aged children seem to learn and speak a second language with ease and a perfect native accent!
Marita lives in the Bay Area and has a daughter and a son.