Guadalupe Gilpas Barrera, Trustee Area 4

Guadalupe Ruiz Gilpas

Trustee Area #4 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, Jesse G. Sanchez School and Fremont Elementary School

Mrs. Guadalupe Gilpas Barrera was first appointed to serve as trustee of the Alisal Union School District in 2005, a post that she held until 2011. She was elected again in 2015 to represent Trustee Area 4, which encompasses Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, Jesse G. Sánchez School and Fremont Elementary School. In 2020 she was elected for a second consecutive term which will expire in 2024. 

The child of a teacher and a migrant farmworker, Mrs. Gilpas Barrera was born and raised in Salinas and attended Sherwood School, Fremont Elementary, El Sausal Middle School, Alisal High, and Hartnell College.

Mrs. Gilpas Barrera has worked in education all of her life, first as instructional assistant at Frank Paul Elementary and later as community liaison for Harden Middle School at the Salinas Union High School District, where she's worked for 25 years. She volunteers her time to a variety of efforts, and in the past she has served on the boards of Second Chance Youth Program and Meals on Wheels.

Mrs. Gilpas Barrera believes having the right people in leadership positions is crucial to the academic development of students; for that reason it's important to have top administrators who are invested in the district and in the success of its students.

Mrs. Gilpas Barrera may be reached at (831) 320-0255, or 1220 Fairhaven Ave., Salinas.