Ms. Gutierrez waves to students as they give her cheers at a surprise retirement celebration

Students and staff at Ernest Stapleton Elementary School recently pulled off a big surprise for a long-time art teacher.

In honor of Jennifer Gutierrez's retirement and over 20 years of service to the district, the entire school hosted a fake fire drill to surprise Ms. Gutierrez with cheers and gifts. Students and staff just wanted to do something special so she would know how much she is adored by everyone and how much she will be missed.

Ms. Gutierrez is just one of so many countless educators who has made an incredible impact on the lives of our students. We thank you for your 20+ years of service and hope you enjoy your well-earned retirement.

Great job ESE students and staff!