Welcome! My name is Daisy Gutierrez.  

I am a mother of two beautiful girls (also students at Shimotsu Elementary).  We enjoy spending time as a family while reading, playing outdoors and caring for our pets (3 dogs, 1 chinchilla and a bearded dragon)!

I began my teaching career in 2003 as a first grade teacher in Edcouch-Elsa.  I then relocated to Virginia Beach, Virginia where I taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. in December of 2007, I was hired to fill a 1st grade vacancy at Shimotsu Elementary.  Soon after, I became a 3rd grade teacher and then spent my final years as a teacher in a 6th grade classroom.  

As I reached my 17h year of teaching, my joy for working with children and fostering a love for learning, inspired me to do more.  I knew I wanted to continue helping kids but in a greater capacity and not only with issues affecting academics.  I'm proud to continue my educational career and serve as your child's school counselor. 

In this unique environment I am able to provide counseling to our students in individual, group and classroom settings. The mission of our counseling program is to provide a comprehensive school program that is developmentally appropriate while addressing the academic, social-emotional and career needs of our students.  In doing so, we aim to provide family support in conjunction with our school community.

My number one goal is to ensure that our kids are safe and happy and KNOW that they are important! Please know that I am here to help.