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Dawn T. Gutierrez

Wrong Dawn T. Gutierrez?

Director Emeritus

New Way Academy
New Way Learning Academy
1300 N 77Th St.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85257
United States

Company Description: New Way Learning Academy was founded in 1968 by two extraordinary women--Jeanette Bowling, a skilled businesswoman, and Evelyn Wiseman, a talented teacher. This...   more

Employment History

  • Director of Education
    New Way Learning Academy
  • Principal
    Way Learning Academy
  • Head of School
    New Way Academy Special
  • Director of Education
    New Way Academy Special
  • Educational Consultant, Educator
    The Children's Services Network of Arizona

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • M. Ed
  • M.Ed.
31 Total References
Web References
Meet the Board, 28 Aug 2014 [cached]
Dawn Gutierrez
Dawn Gutierrez, Ex-officio ..., 1 Jan 2007 [cached]
Dawn Gutierrez, Ex-officio member
Director of Education, New Way Learning Academy
Dawn Gutierrez - ..., 25 Mar 2007 [cached]
Dawn Gutierrez - Ex-officioNWLA Director of
After months of controversy over the ..., 2 June 2008 [cached]
After months of controversy over the firing of New Way Learning Academy's longtime principal, Dawn Gutierrez, the parents say they have taken back the school.
They've rehired the principal, elected a new board and are seeking accreditation. >
New Way, a K-12 school, maintains one teacher for every five to eight students and offers an individualized program for every child.Tuition is about $20,000 a year.
When Gutierrez was abruptly dismissed from the non-profit in early March and given no reason, the act set off an exodus.
Through an attorney, Gutierrez signed a letter releasing school-board members from any liability and allowing them to publicly divulge the reason.They declined.
In support of Gutierrez, one parent even pledged the full amount in advance for four years of his son's tuition.
A new board was elected, Gutierrez was given the "head of school" title and plans for relocating became obsolete.
"All of us have gone through some challenges and changes, and now we can focus on the positive and move forward," said Gutierrez, who started as a teacher at the school 20 years ago and held the principal position for 13 years.
Gutierrez said she is looking forward to the school's seeking accreditation and said she's honored by the parents' and teachers' support.
"We can celebrate this amazing experience of those who joined together on a united front to make the school a better place," she said.
Dawn Gutierrez has been the ..., 18 Mar 2008 [cached]
Dawn Gutierrez has been the Director of Education at New Way for a number of years and held other leadership positions at the school for 20 years.Dawn has been the primary force in perpetuating the unique, positive atmosphere of New Way and has also been instrumental in attracting, retaining and inspiring the wonderful teachers.Most importantly, Dawn is loved by the parents, teachers and students of New Way.
On Friday, March 14, 2008, Mrs. Gutierrez was fired by Dr. Jeff
and appalled at both the termination of Dawn Gutierrez and the way it was handled which runs counter to the fundamental values upon which the school was founded.Parents have circulated a petition expressing their overwhelming support for Mrs. Gutierrez and are seeking her immediate reinstatement and the immediate resignation of Dr. Watkins and the
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