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Leslie Gutierrez

Department: Faculty
Title: Junior Kindergarten Teacher
Phone: (630) 969-0800 x7263

B.A. Eastern Illinois University

Leslie Gutierrez started at The Avery Coonley School in 2005 and has over 14 years of teaching experience. Prior to ACS, Mrs. Gutierrez taught in several school districts including Glen Ellyn #41, Bloomingdale #13, Woodstock #200 and Thomas Jefferson Charter School in Des Plaines. Mrs. Gutierrez currently designs and runs the Junior Kindergarten Family Community Events and has assisted Student Council in coordinating a pajama and book collection for the Pajama Program.

Mrs. Gutierrez has participated in an impressive amount of professional development. She earned a certificate in gifted education through Northwestern University and has attended workshops at IAGC, National Kindergarten Conference, Midwest Kindergarten Conference, Autism, Asperger’s, and Sensory Disorder Seminar, and Bev Bos’ Developmental Appropriateness for Preschoolers. Mrs. Gutierrez has presented to her Avery Coonley colleagues on the benefits of BrainGym®, vision therapy and Neuro-Development Optometry. Mrs. Gutierrez holds professional memberships with IAGC and the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and she has received a gifted endorsement through the Illinois State Board of Education..

During the school year, Leslie is an active volunteer with eKiwanis of Greater Chicago. During the summer, she also volunteers with children’s programs at Cantigny and judges arts and crafts at the DuPage County Fair.
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