Monica Gutierrez is a Rocketship leader at Mateo Sheedy Elementary in San José, California. She lives in East San José with her husband, their adorable twin boys, and their beautiful daughter. Monica was born in Guadalajara, Mexico where she finished her high school education and dreamt of becoming a special needs educator. Monica and her husband came to California looking to give their children a better life and a good education. Currently, Monica is enrolled in English and computer courses to further her education and learn new skills. Monica began getting involved at her children’s school in 2019 when Rocketship Mateo Sheedy was up for charter renewal. Since then Monica has continued being actively involved in her community as a member of the Santa Clara County Parents Coalition; part of Elac within her school, and additional events that support parent involvement and access to high-quality schools for all children.