VBPS Distinguished Graduate


Elaine Gutierrez (Giblin)


Elaine Giblin was a charter member of the BHS National Honor Society and served as Student Council Representative. Elaine was Editor-in-Chief of the Tiger News Tribune (TNT), and swam in the Flamingoes Synchronized Swim Club. Graduating 3rd in her class, she was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by her classmates.

 Elaine received a BA degree with a teaching certificate from Central Michigan University and an MA from Eastern Michigan University. Elaine was married and taught elementary education in Taylor Public Schools.

 Her professional leadership roles began in Brighton after receiving her real estate license. She became associate broker of Red Carpet Keim Realtors, president of the Women’s Council of Realtors and elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Livingston Association of Realtors, chairing the Budget & Finance and Education Committees.

 Returning to Belleville in 2003, Elaine dedicated herself to community service. She was instrumental in developing the Belleville Area District Library Agreement. Elected to the newly formed District Library Board of Trustees, she helped formulate plans for a new library. Her vision came to fruition at the Library Dedication and Open House on April 9, 2022.

Elaine has also been dedicated to the Belleville Area Council for the Arts, organizing and implementing various art programs and activities for the community.