Pacho Gutierrez ’77

Science DepartmentFaculty, Coach
From the science lab to the wrestling mat, Pacho enjoys the diversity of the George School learning experience.

Describe your teaching style.

I like to bring attention to not only important ethical issues, but also recent scientific discoveries that make learning interesting and thought-provoking.

In addition to teaching, you also coach. How do you feel about coaching?

Coaching is incredibly satisfying. It allows me to teach sportsmanship, team-building, and how to be a good competitor—all important life lessons.

Has George School changed since you were a student?

There are more buildings, fancier facilities, greater diversity, and more of an international presence, but the school still holds on to its values of simplicity and acceptance of differences.

What would you tell prospective families about George School?

George School is a fabulous school that brings a diverse and multicultural experience. It is very accepting of multiple points of view and of eclectic interests, and it fosters respect, tolerance, and adaptability.

More about Pacho:

Pacho, who came to George School in 1986, teaches multiple life science courses and has coached varsity boys’ tennis and varsity wrestling. An avid traveler, Pacho has led more than a dozen service trips to Latin America and has traveled the world in search of rare bird species. He enjoys practicing art, mostly in the form of watercolor and photography. Pacho has a BA in biology from Earlham College.