Anytime you see Mrs. Gutierrez, you will see her smiling her signature bright smile. She not only loves teaching her students: she also loves teaching for this district. She is PROUD to be a Valley View Tiger! Ms. Gutierrez goes above and beyond for her students and their progress. She excels not only while teaching in the classroom but also as a leader of the school. She serves on the SBDM, has been on several special committees, and is the UIL coordinator for our campus. She has taken on responsibilities which are above and beyond her duties as a teacher. She has a wonderful ability to reach even the most difficult of students. She builds relationships with them. When you walk into her room at any time, you can immediately recognize her level of expertise, and you also become quickly aware of how much love exists in her classroom. She is the ideal candidate to represent ECC because she is always positive regardless of the circumstances all teachers face on a day to day basis. She is a team player and a strong natural leader who never shies away from responsibilities. She fosters great relationships with her students, and each of them adores her. She motivates her students to do their very best and rewards their hard work. She creates YouTube review videos for her students to access on-the-go or from the comfort of their homes, and she is very excited to film more videos during her upcoming trip to Washington D.C. During her four years at Valley View ECC, the social studies department scores have risen every year. She is a model teacher, and she goes above and beyond her professional responsibilities. Mrs. Gutierrez will do whatever it takes to see our campus and our district succeed! Thank you, Ms. Gutierrez, for not only being a great all-around person with an awesome positive spirit but for all that you do for your students! Congratulations on being selected the 2018-2019 Teacher Of The Year.