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Superintendent's Message

I am excited to work with the students, parents, and faculty of Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 to realize our vision of being recognized as a beacon of educational excellence in Southwestern Colorado.  I will strive to help deliver a model 21st century educational experience to all of our students; to help our students become the owners of their own educational program; and to prepare our students for success in their post-secondary education and careers.  I embrace all of the cultures that make up this incredibly rich and diverse community, and hope to expand our community outreach efforts to better cooperate with all who value and want to contribute to our students' educational program.  Thank you for all that you do to make Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 a great place to learn! 



Kids First!

Whatever it takes!

Working together for educational excellence!


Superintendent Lori Haukeness


400 North Elm Street | Cortez, CO 81321 | Phone: 970.565.7522