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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 20 years of teaching at the Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten levels. 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 coordinates a pajama and book collection in the classroom to donate to People’s Resource Center.

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 her free time, she spends time with her family and friends. She enjoys playing BUNCO, going on bike rides, and volunteering with different charities.
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