Lpez GCS Principal Christopher Lopez
Christopher Lopez has served as the principal for Gonzales Community School since July 2020. For nine  years he was the school’s English Language Arts teacher, and worked as assistant principal during the 2019-20 school year.  Mr. Lopez holds a Bachelor of Science in Education, a Bachelor of Science in History, a Master of Science in Education and a Doctor of Jurisprudence and has attended Eastern New Mexico University, the University of New Mexico (UNM) and the UNM School of Law.  

He returned to Santa Fe after college to raise his family due to his love of the area and a desire to give back to the community that shaped him.  His mission through education is to engage and lead youth in realizing that they are the masters of their own destiny and can achieve beyond what they dream is possible.  He loves basketball and football, and has coached both sports at Gonzales.  He is the father of two children and his wife is also a teacher.  The family includes their dog,  Melvin.

Gonzales Community K-8 School is located in the Casa Solana neighborhood of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Our students have the opportunity to compliment their academics with the arts and the use of technology.  Many clubs and athletic programs provide students with a well-rounded educational experience from kindergarten through eighth grade. Additionally, we are a K-3 Plus school with a 21st Century After School Enrichment Program. Our parents and teachers work together with our community partners to build bridges with families and school in our culturally rich community.  We have an active PTA supporting our programming and providing family friendly events throughout the school year. Please visit our PTA website at www.gcspta.org.

Our curriculum is aligned to New Mexico Common Core State Standards and is enhanced through creative teaching methods which ensure student engagement and high academic achievement.  Our dedicated and caring staff works as a team to promote the health and well-being of every student. Go Lobos!


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