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M-CSD Human Resources

Employee Wellness
We are committed to the health and wellness of all district employees. To get further involved join our Wellness Committee by contacting the HR office.  Access your wellness site at

School District Training
Please be sure that you get logged in to Vector Solutions to complete your online training.
Using your web browser, go to the Vector Training, K-12 Edition website for Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1:

Summer School 2024
Applications are due by April 18, 2024
Please review job descriptions:
Summer School Bus Driver [Base wage]
Summer School Cook [Base wage]
Summer School Health Clerk [$20 per hour]
Summer School Paraprofessional [$20 per hour]
Summer School Site Coordinator [$37 per hour]
Summer School Teacher Elementary [$37 per hour]
Summer School Teacher Secondary [$37 per hour]
Summer School Literacy Coach [$37 per hour]

Don't forget if you move, please update your address with HR and Payroll.

W-4 Form (first page only)

substitute Information

The Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 welcomes enthusiastic, highly motivated educators to apply to be a Substitute Teacher.  Our students are more successful each and ever day with the support of licensed positive substitute teachers.  Join our team of passionate educators.  Please contact us with questions.

A current substitute license with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) is a requirement.  See the CDE website for details on how to obtain a license.
This process may take up to 4+ weeks.

Frontline - Absence Management

Review the Directions on Requesting Time Off
In addition to submitting time off through Frontline please contact your direct Supervisor in the event of an absence.

Employee Benefits/ Insurance Links

Salary Schedules

The district is committed to increasing salary schedules, as funding allows, to ensure we are offering a competitive and sustainable salary to all of our employees.  We regularly conduct salary analyses compared to regional employers and similar districts.  The district is also committed to offering a strong total compensation package including our benefits and retirement. 

Colorado Teacher Evaluation Standards and Process

We’re committed to ensuring all our teachers receive regular and transparent feedback in alignment with the Colorado Teacher Evaluation standards and process. 
To learn more:

montezuma-cortez evaluation for support staff

We’re committed to ensuring all our staff receive feedback on their performance including an annual evalation. 


The M-CSD Wellness Committee meets once a month through the school year at the District Office.  

The committee works together to create wellness connections with each campus of our district.  The goal is to instill wellness practices for each of us working for the district.

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Staff contacts

You may contact our office Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
(970) 565- 7282 

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Cyndi Eldredge

Executive Director of Human Resources

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Our goal is to be the #1 rural district where teachers want to work because they are valued and developed, are part of a dynamic team, have opportunities for leadership, and are making a difference every day in their students’ ability to reach their potential. We’re looking for people who are interested in working with diverse and high needs populations and are committed to closing the achievement gap.

Educator development and support - We are committed to growing our team of effective educators by providing opportunities for growth and professional development and opportunities for leadership.  

  • New teacher supports – we are committed to supporting the success of all our new teachers through new teacher professional development and coaching using the Get Better Faster framework, opportunities to visit and learn from our most effective teachers in our lab classrooms, and a peer mentor in your building.   We want you to be successful and to be able to support our students in their success. 
  • Teacher growth and leadership – we are committed to providing all our teachers with ongoing opportunities for growth including opportunities for leadership.  Each of our schools has multiple teacher teams that provide input to and lead the various initiatives in the school.  The instructional leadership team is comprised of teacher leaders that provide guidance to the overall school improvement plan, teacher professional development and other key initiatives.  
  • Aspiring leaders – we provide opportunities for teachers and others interested in growing their skills to become instructional coaches, Assistant Principals, or Principals.  Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about these opportunities.
  • Principal and Assistant principal leadership development – we are committed to the idea that we are all both learners and leaders.  The district provides ongoing professional development to our leaders in instructional best practices, coaching, school improvement, team building, and overall leadership.  

Job descriptions, benefits, and salary scales –  the district is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package and to participate in the State retirement fund (PERA). 

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