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MCSD Human Resources

Commitment to Employee Health and Safety 

We are committed to supporting our employees' health and safety.  Thank you for your dedication to our students and please reach out to our Executive Director of Human Resources Cynthia Eldredge at (970) 565-7282 ext. 1135 or Jaclyn Hall, our Health Services Director at (970) 565-7313 with any questions or concerns. 

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.

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. 


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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