Twenty years experience in the field of education.

My experience as an educator spans across middle grades, undergraduate and graduate levels.  




PhD     University of Denver, Curriculum & Instruction, November, 2013.

Dissertation: Power of Equality Myths: A

Transdisciplinary Study Examining the Influence of Equality Policy on Teaching & Learning (AERA Arts-Based Educational Research Dissertation Award Finalist--see Reviewer Comments)


MFA     Long Island University-Southampton College, English & Writing, Fellow, 2002. Emphasis-Poetry.


BA     University of Southern Colorado (CSU-Pueblo), English, Honors Program, 1998.


Training & Certificates


What People Say
"Dr. Gutierrez is one of those rare individuals who combine knowledge of educational research with practical application in schools. She has had extensive experience working with diverse populations and is very comfortable interacting with students, parents, school administrators, and teachers, simultaneously helping them and learning from them. Her varied background and high degree of motivation have contributed to her knowledge of a broad range of issues pertaining to instructional leadership, evidence-based practices, curriculum development, and research. Her practical and academic experiences have provided her with expertise and a clear vision for how educators can enable students from diverse backgrounds to reach their potential. She can articulate this vision to diverse audiences, including teachers, educational leaders, parents, counselors, community leaders, and scholars."

Colorado Teacher Alternative Licensure, 2003. Secondary English Endorsement.

PB Wiki Educator, 2008. Professional Development Training. Certificate Awarded.

How to Use Open Education Resources, 2014. Professional Development Training. Certificate Awarded.

New Mexico TEACH, 2017. Teacher Observation Rubric Training. Certificate Awarded.  

New Mexico Secondary Internship Teaching License, 2019. Secondary English Endorsement. 

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