Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas Tech Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M-Central Texas Master of Education in Educational Leadership (principal track)

Mr. Michael Gunter

        Gateway STEM High School

        Autism Department


        Ext: 18680

My name is Michael Gunter, and I am one of the Autism teachers here at Gateway STEM High School. I teach English, World of Work, Study Skills, and Computer Applications. This will be my 3rd full year at Gateway, as I started here in December of 2020 after moving from Texas to relocate for my wife's job. I have been married to my wife for 11 years, and we have 2 kids, 1 girl, Eveline, who is 7 and will be going into 2nd grade this year, and 1 boy, who is 5 and will be entering kindergarten this year. I graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas back in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Minor in Exercise Sports Science. I also attained a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M-Central Texas in 2011 and a Master of Education in Education Leadership (principal track) in 2016. I will be going back to school once again this fall to pursue a Master's level certificate at Webster University in order to become a BCBA, which is something I have been looking at pursuing for awhile due to working with students with autism for the last 5 years and seeing the benefits of ABA therapy. This will be my 13th full year of teaching. Before coming to Gateway, I was a Life Skills teacher at South Belton Middle School in Belton, Texas, and I have taught a number of subjects in Special Education and General Education, including Resource English, World History, US History, and Texas History. I have also coached a number of sports, including football, baseball, basketball, and track. I was born in West Texas in Fort Stockton, raised in Belton, Texas, and I went to high school at Salado High School, both of which are located in Central Texas. I am very excited for another year at Gateway HS working with my awesome students, and we will have an amazing year! It is going to be a great year filled with lots learning and fun! I am available for questions and concerns via email at

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