Head of School/
Melania Gutierrez ~ "Ms. G"
Scripture - Life verse: "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see
your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16
Leading ACS was one of most important life choices I ever made. I accepted Christ at an early
age and still remember our pastor kneeling with me by our couch at my family home in Freeport.
I grew up surrounded by Christian faith. The love of Jesus Christ has been a source of strength
and impacts my ability to love and care for others. I grew up in Freeport and Jones Creek. I
received my Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and my Master’s Degree from
University of Houston Victoria. I went on to receive my Superintendent certificate although I
never had plans to be the head of a district or Head of School at a private school. God definitely
had other plans. I taught 6 th – 12 th grade science before starting as an assistant principal. I’ve
served either as a teacher or principal at all levels from PK – 12. God has provided the pathway
for my life and I was called to serve at ACS.
I have 3 amazing daughters. Kaley, my oldest, is a teacher in San Antonio. She received her
Master’s degree and is currently working on entering administration. Amber, my middle
daughter, earned her Master’s degree and is a Speech Language Pathologist for Cy Fair ISD.
My youngest daughter Alexis is currently attending Blinn College in College Station and will
enter a nursing program after this year. I praise God for all of the blessings he has given me
throughout my life. Serving Christ through leadership requires letting your light shine so others
may see Christ in you.
It is a calling and an honor to be the Elementary Principal of Angleton Christian School. This
year begins my 35th year in elementary education. I was an elementary teacher in Angleton ISD
and Dyslexia Specialist in Needville ISD for 20 years before becoming an administrator in
Columbia Brazoria ISD where I was an elementary principal at Barrow Elementary and principal
at Wild Peach Elementary. I retired in 2017 and returned to teaching fourth and fifth grades for a
semester in 2021 and became elementary principal the spring of 2022.
I was born and raised in Galveston and am a proud BOI (born on the island). I received my
Bachelor of Arts in Teaching from Sam Houston State University and my Masters of Science
degree from University of Houston- Clear Lake.
I have lived in Angleton with my late husband, Karl for 38 years as he was an Angletonian and
we raised our two daughters here. Ashley is a fourth grade teacher at Barrow Elementary in
CBISD and Natalie is a first grade teacher at OM Roberts in Brazosport ISD.
I have had a strong faith in Jesus Christ since I was a child and my daily prayer is to be a better
Christian today than I was yesterday. My favorite verse is- Proverbs 31:17-18
She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.