Mr. Erik Yebra
I am extremely honored to join the G-PISD Administration team this upcoming school year. I bring to Gregory-Portland Middle School 15 years of education experience. My family and I have been residents of Portland for the past 8 years. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors. Our weekends are spent watching our oldest daughter play soccer.
A strong foundation built around relationships is one of the most important factors when becoming an effective leader. Theodore Roosevelt once said “people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. My educational philosophy is centered around this motto. Students should have a voice in their education and play an active role in educational choices.. I encourage my colleagues to voice their opinions and contribute ideas, in order to create a collaborative environment.
Our administrative team has already begun planning for the new year, and I am excited to work alongside such great mentors. Even though I have only been a Wildcat for a few weeks, everyone on campus has made me feel right at home. I look forward to serving the GP community and ensuring students are first!
Dr. Jessica Guerra
I am humbled at the opportunity to help our team lead Gregory-Portland Middle School with a servant's heart. I believe in finding joy in all that you do and my hope is to be an ambassador of Hope and Inspiration to our students, teachers/staff, and community of Gregory-Portland.
This will be my 17th year in education. I graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (2004), a Master’s degree in Educational Administration (2006), and my Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Literacy (2015). My educational values are dependent on Integrity, Dependability, and Action. I strive to Inspire HOPE, Ignite PURPOSE, and Instill a PASSION of life-long learning.
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my two boys. They keep me busy with their active roles in competitive sports and on our weekends off, we are productive volunteers within our community and thrive on time spent with our family watching baseball and football games, catching a movie, singing karaoke, hanging out at the pool, beach, and ranch.
Mr. Chip Cariappa
I live with several dogs, each of them unique, who have taught me about loyalty, transparency, contentment, and approaching every new day with excitement. I consistently bring these qualities to work with me. As an Assistant Principal, I adhere to an in loco parentis approach when dealing with students. In all instances I attempt to do what is best for our students and believe that, together, we can prepare them to be articulate and productive citizens of the State of Texas.
DEAN OF INSTRUCTION
“I like that our principal will keep us safe and makes sure we have fun in our school.”
Taylor Baker, GP Class of 2024