Kettering Classical Elementary School is an exceptional school!  It is with enthusiasm and great pride that I welcome your family to our school.  The relationship of dedicated, creative, and talented teachers and staff members, coupled with precious children and supportive parents, can only mean one thing SUCCESS!

    Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is Juan Gutierrez and I am the newly assigned principal at Kettering Classical Elementary School. I have been working for Long Beach Unified School District for the past twenty-two years and I’m looking forward to calling Kettering School and its community my new home.  I have heard wonderful things about the school pride and traditions Kettering community holds. I plan to work hard and continue to build and improve what Kettering School is today.

    Alongside with my staff our goal will be for our children to come to school every day with an excitement and a joy about learning. The world of an elementary school is filled with discovery, exploration, excitement and enthusiastic hands-on learning. Our dedicated staff will continue to deliver lessons that reflect the use of best practices in education. Our children will come to school ready, willing, and eager to learn.

    I understand the Kettering Staff has been trained and implementing our new Common Core State Standards. I am anxious to continue working with them on these new standards and learn right along with them on how to best implement and apply them in an effort to get our scholars college and career ready.

    The ongoing partnership between parents and teachers will be vital to our children’s success. Kettering School offers many opportunities for parents to become involved in our school community, such as helping with the many PTA sponsored activities, volunteering in the school as a VIPS (Volunteer in Public Schools), serving on the School Site Council and English Language Advisory Committee, or becoming active in the many school events we’ll be have during the school year.

    The students are why we are here. They not only excel academically, but are also learning about respect, ethical values, and social skills, which we at Kettering Elementary School consider to be equally important. We strive to create an environment where students feel safe, comfortable, and respected.

    I welcome you to find out more about our wonderful school community at Kettering Elementary School. Please do not hesitate to call or email me at any time, or just stop by; my door is always open. I am looking forward to working with our Kettering students, parents, staff, and community as we continue to pursue high academic achievement for ALL children.

    Go Kettering KIDS!

Juan Gutierrez, Principal

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