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Principal's Corner

Ms. Laura E. Gutierrez

Dear Clifford Community,


It is my honor to be your principal. With over 18 years of educational experience, I am proud to be leading such a distinguished school. Like you, I am also a magnet parent, with both my sons attending different LAUSD magnet schools.

My career began as an elementary school teacher in the community of El Sereno, where I became an educator at the school I once attended as a child. I have served as a Categorical Program Advisor, Instructional Specialist, and most recently, an Assistant Principal.  Throughout those experiences I have focused on improving children's academic achievement levels by ensuring that students have access to rigorous instruction.  I have always put the needs of students first.  I have made it a point to make connections with the school communities that I have served by making myself visible and accessible to all stakeholders, including parents, faculty, staff and students.