Melissa B. Gutierrez

Melissa B. Gutierrez Principal
7455 Old Military Road
Brownsville, TX 78521
(956) 542-3957

Virginia Garza
(956) 698-0624


Melissa B. Gutierrez

Mrs. Gutierrez has been the proud principal of Villa Nueva since 2016.  Prior to becoming a Blue Jay, Mrs. Gutierrez had been a 5th and 1st grade teacher at A.X. Benavides Elementary, an Assistant Principal at Homer Hanna High School and a Dean of Instruction at Veterans Memorial Early College High School.  

Mrs. Gutierrez has been an educator for over 23 years where she has proudly served the children of BISD for every one of those years.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of Texas at Brownsville and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Brownsville.   Graduating from both programs with honors. 

Mrs. Gutierrez was born and raised in the Coastal Bend area of South Texas.  Although she did not attend BISD, she is a proud wife and mother of successful products of the the BISD educational system.



"It takes a village to raise a child.  It takes a village to educate a child as well" Melissa B. Gutierrez, Principal @ Villa Nueva Elementary