Coach J. Alfaro

6th Grade Reading Language Arts

Rice Owls

Welcome 6th grade students! This is my thirteenth year teaching and my sixth year at Gutierrez Middle School of Arts &. Sciences. I am the Assistant Girls Varsity basketball coach at Harlingen High School. I also coach girls Track & Field at GMS.

I have a rescue dog named Phoebe whom I love and adore.

My favorite thing to do is travel and see different places you read about in books. I have a strong passion for sports. Some of my favorite teams are the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Astros, Duke Blue Devils, and the University of Texas Longhorns.

We will work through a combination of Google Classroom and class lectures using an interactive reading journal.

If you have any questions, know that I am only an email away at


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