Under the leadership of Maria A. Soto, Educational Services oversees all curriculum and staff development for teachers and principals. The Division is responsible for maintaining standards-based programs, ensuring the acquisition of standards-based instructional materials, collecting and interpreting student performance data and their relationship to instruction. The Division also oversees instructional technology, and manages the implementation of state and federally-funded programs such as Title I.
Maria Soto was promoted to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services effective July 2007. Prior to assuming this role, she served very successfully as the principal of Jersey Avenue Elementary School for seven years. Mrs. Soto's educational career included services as a paraprofessional, teacher, and elementary principal in the Bassett Unified School District. Mrs. Soto holds a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from California Polytechnic University, Pomona and a master's degree in Educational Administration from California State University, Los Angeles.