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.
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!
JGMS Assistant Principal