Degrees and Certifications:
I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and the California Teaching Credential at Cal State San Bernardino in 1997. In 2000, I completed a Masters of Arts in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction at Chapman University.
Dear Bryn Mawr Parents,
My name is Kathy Ovalle Gutierrez, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and give you a little background on who I am. I was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan.
I moved to Southern California in 1985. I have two handsome sons, Juan and Estefan. Juan, my eldest is 35 years old and married to his high school sweetheart, Kelsey. They have two children, Lucas, 7 years old and Mia, 5 years old. Juan teaches high school math! My youngest son, Estefan is 33 years old and married his college sweetheart, Vanessa. They have two children Joclyn, 12 years old and Baby Rebecca Ivy, 3 years old. Estefan continues with his education, yeah!
I have taught here at Bryn Mawr School since 1997! I feel a special attachment to Loma Linda because it is not only my work place but my home. I have resided in Loma Linda since 1986. Both of my sons attended Bryn Mawr School back in 1993!
I realize changing teachers, rules, and length of a school day are difficult for children and parents. I hope to help you and your family work through any issues as smoothly and as quickly as possible. I look forward to working with you. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to stop by our classroom. I am available in the morning before school starts and in the afternoon after school. I look forward to a great year and am excited to be working with you and your child!