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Message from our Admin

Greetings John Gutierrez Middle School!

It is my pleasure to join the Bobcat Learning Community as your new Principal. I have been honored to teach in Monterey County for the past 20 years: 15 on the Monterey Peninsula and 5 here in Salinas. I grew up in Fresno, CA. I know and love working and living in diverse communities based on agriculture and business. In my free time I love spending time with my family, cooking, and traveling.


I am an alum of The University of Washington- degree in History, C.S.U.M.B.-degree in Education, and UC Irvine-Masters in Educational Leadership. It is my belief that we should all work together to promote our students’ educational and emotional success, their safety, and their goals beyond middle school.


Anthony Morales 

JGMS Principal 





Hey Bobcats!

I am so excited to join the JGMS team as your new Assistant Principal. 

I am originally from the Central Valley, but moved to Salinas 13 years ago after graduating from Cal Poly Humboldt with a BA in elementary education and a multi-subject teaching credential.  I have had the opportunity to teach in both the elementary and middle school settings, honing my skills in the 6th grade in both South County and Salinas districts. I have also spent time in the last few years working as an academic coach and vice principal. 

As an educator and life long learner, I believe in creating a space for ALL students where they are able to learn, grow, and thrive. I am looking forward to continuing the tradition of excellence here at John Gutierrez Middle School. Go Bobcats!


Tina Ramos

JGMS Assistant Principal