Head of School,
I grew up in Danbury, graduated in 1971 with a class of 24 students and most of us had been together since 1st grade. We were like a family and I loved going to school and knew early on that I wanted to be a Teacher and a Coach. I have always enjoyed being around young people. As a coach, I told everyone that each afternoon’s coaching experience was like recess. I get to be around young people, play with them, and be a part of helping guide them to the person God wanted them to be.
I attend First Baptist Church Brazoria where I served as Sunday School teacher for many years and Sunday School director for a couple of years.I have been married to Janice for more years than either of us thought possible . We have 2 daughters, 5 grandkids, and 2 great grandkids. I love spending time with them and fishing when given the opportunity.
I attended Brazosport College and then moved on to University of Texas at Austin. I am a proud Longhorn……. although I try not to be an obnoxious Longhorn. . Graduated from UT in 1975 and immediately began my teaching/coaching career at Alief ISD. Spent the next 25 years teaching math and coaching (Alief Hastings High School, Danbury High School, Angleton High School, Willowridge High School, Langham Creek High School).The next 8 years was spent in Administration (Assistant Principal – Angleton Middle School West, Angleton Jr. High, Principal of Danbury High School, and Principal of Angleton High School).Recognizing that when we serve the Lord, follow his guidance and plans that there will be blessings.
A couple of highlights of my career that I treasure the most would be being named Teacher or the Year in 1996-97, Secondary Principal of the Year in 2006-07, and then in total surprise was selected as Citizen of the Year by the Angleton Chamber of Commerce in 2014. The most rewarding piece of my career has to be the relationships with students, players, staff members, and parents.
God has been GOOD to me. Retirement was comfortable, there were very few decisions I had to make, and no responsibility except to the family. After being contacted by Brother Rodney Bowman about opportunity to lead ACS, God made it clear that this was what I was called to do at this time in my life. There have been challenges and there have been some amazing blessings. The students and parents of Angleton Christian School are so amazingly loving and forgiving. With Christ at the center, parents who love the Lord, love their children, and willing to make personal sacrifices so that their children can receive a Christian, biblically based world view education makes ACS a great atmosphere for learning. The ACS staff work so hard for so little pay, love the kids, love the Lord, and model His love for the students. It is difficult to put into words, but this is what makes Angleton Christian School a place I want to be.
I only planned to be at ACS for a couple of years, time has passed so quickly…it has been a little more than 6 years and God continues to teach me, guide me, and bless me. I have learned to trust Him and that He can take any mistake/situation and work it for His good. OFTEN, I have experienced Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
”I am thankful that God has given me the opportunity to be a part of Angleton Christian School. ACS has made me a better person. As we move Forward in Faith, let’s make our objective and prayer be that ALL things at Angleton Christian School bring glory and honor to our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Grace and Peace,
Angleton Christian School
Melania Gutierrez -- "Ms. G"
Service in Education has been my life’s calling especially here at ACS. My teaching experience was 6-12 grade sciences in Katy ISD and Brazosport ISD and 4th grade math at ACS. I taught for 13 years before serving as an Assistant Principal for 5 years. I have spent 15 years as an Elementary Principal which accounts for 33 years in education.
I graduated from Brazosport High School and received my B.S. from Texas A&M. Gig Em! I earned my Master’s degree from University of Houston-Victoria and have work toward my Doctorate from American College of Education. I am a 4th generation educator!
I accepted Christ at an early age and believe Christ died for our sins so we can serve him and in turn serve others . I remember kneeling with my pastor and praying for Jesus to be my lord and savior. God has directed my path and led me to ACS. My greatest hope is that God is glorified through my words and actions. I praise God for the many blessings he has provided in my life. I was raised Southern Baptist but currently attend Gulf Prairie Presbyterian Church. My prayer is for God’s light to shine through me each and every day.
My family blessings include three daughters. Kaley is a Jr. High Math teacher in San Antonio. She earned her Master’s Degree from UTSA and plans to be in Administration some day. Amber is a graduate student at Texas Tech and will graduate with her Master’s Degree in May. She will work as a Speech Pathologist. Alexis is a 3rd generation Brazosport HS student. She is a junior and serves as the FFA Vice President. She is currently enrolled in Dual Credit courses at Brazosport College. She plans to enter the nursing field.
But those who hope in the Lord shall renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
Since I was a child, being an educator is what I always wanted to do. Although my early college years were spent pursuing a degree that would take me in a different direction, God kept nudging me to take the path I should have always been on. I finally listened, never looked back and still love working with kids!! That’s pretty amazing as I start my 36th year in this business!!
I earned my Bachelor and Masters’ degrees from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. As many of you know - I do still strongly identify with Texas A&M since I spent 3 years there prior to changing my major to education. (Once an Aggie, always an Aggie!!!) I started my career as a kindergarten teacher and taught several grades before I moved into my first position as a counselor in junior high. During the next 20 years, I was able to work as a counselor at all levels – elementary through high school. I love every age – there is always an opportunity for growth, lots of learning and lots of laughs!!!
In 2014, after having worked for 24 years as a public school counselor, I was blessed to become the first counselor at ACS!! Again, God had a major hand in moving me into this position (even when I questioned Him!) I get to work with all levels of students and be a part of a great family! Being a part of this school has definitely strengthened my faith and made me grow as a Christian.
My job at ACS is to help wherever help is needed - from students to parents to teachers. Whether it is helping families find resources, to kids worried about friends or family, to academic assistance, to college and career planning or ANYTHING else – I am here. I believe we work best when we work together and I look forward to working with our staff, our students and families.
I love spending time with my husband, Bubba, our kids and grandkids. We love to do just about everything together!!! You name it and we are up to try it!!
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”