Maggie Gutierrez

Maggie Gutierrez

Academic Supervisor

Education Credentials

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Certified Behavior Specialist

Worked in a clinic and classroom setting with children on the Autism Spectrum under the supervision and training of Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Applied Behavior Analysis Therapists.

Over 7 years at HRLA
Working in the high school level with students with EBD, Autism, and/or learning disabilities.

Teaching Philosophy
My teaching philosophy is to challenge my students to reach their full potential. To never except the answer of I don’t know or I can’t as an excuse to not try. I feel it’s important to provide fun creative opportunities through field trips, plays, and activities in order to leave lasting memories for them to reflect on for years to come. I believe in exposing the students to the Arts and encouraging creativity and outside the box thinking to help to broaden their scope of possibilities. That if they came dream it, work for it, and stick with it, then they can be it. I strive to promote students positive self image by affording them with the opportunity to have a voice in the classroom through in-depth group discussions and activities. My purpose is to provide them with the best possible tools for success through individualized instruction, and a fun, loving, learning environment devoid of bullying or negativity.

Teaching at Hope Youth Ranch
I love teaching at HRLA because this school believes in putting the needs of the students first. Administration and staff work together to select curriculum and manipulatives that help the student be successful because we understand that each student learns differently. I love that the school is a ministry where the Christian message is the driving force behind the school’s purpose and that the Word of God is spoken in the classroom. I have been honored to witness the transformations of the students as they shatter their previously set limitations to reach their full potential. My favorite part is watching a shy, defeated individual become and tower of strength and confidence. HRLA provides a safe, loving, Christian environment where students are encouraged to grow.