Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has announced the appointment of Guillermo “Memo” Gutierrez, an alumnus and past principal of the school, as Vice President of Administration and Development, effective July 1, 2018. In this capacity, Gutierrez will oversee all non-academic aspects of the school’s administration and its fundraising efforts, reporting directly to the board of trustees.
“We are looking forward to Mr. Gutierrez stepping in to this position at Bosco Tech,” said William Marticorena, the school’s chairman of the board and interim head of school. “He has the uniquely beneficial perspective of both a graduate and past faculty member. His full understanding of the effective Salesian educational system, coupled with his experience in Bosco Tech’s integrated technology curriculum, makes him the perfect candidate to help the school both continue on its historically successful path, while leading it to an even higher level.”
“I’m honored and grateful for this new opportunity to serve the Tech community,” Gutierrez said. “Bosco Tech has a special place in my heart. It was instrumental in my formation as a young man and critical to my growth as an educator. I can’t wait to meet and work alongside the students, families, and dedicated faculty and staff.”
Gutierrez has more than 30 years experience in teaching and high school administration. He currently is vice principal of student affairs at Bellflower’s St. John Bosco High School. From 1987 to 2004, Gutierrez taught at Bosco Tech, where he also ultimately served as principal, from 2001 to 2004. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from UCLA and a master’s degree in education from Stanford University, earning his teaching credential and certification in Catholic school administration at Mount St. Mary’s College. He has served on school accreditation self-study and executive search teams and currently is executive board president of Academia Avance Charter School in Los Angeles. In his free time, Gutierrez volunteers with local literacy and nature reserve organizations.