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teacher resources

By nurturing community, building relationships, closing gaps, resourcing teachers, and supporting students’ social-emotional needs, we will provide the essential success tools needed for every student, every day.

Heather murphy

New Teacher Success Coach


I have been serving as an educator for over twenty years in many different capacities as a paraprofessional, behavior interventionist, teacher, mentor, and now District Coordinator. My family moved to the Four Corners area from Fort Worth, Texas almost three years ago so we could spend our time hiking and exploring the outdoors. We feel fortunate to live in a community that affords us the ability to immerse ourselves in nature.

My primary focus is supporting and encouraging the new staff at Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1. My role includes onboarding and training new teachers through quality professional development, providing robust continuing education opportunities through mini-academies, and training our faculty mentors. Please let me know if there is any way I can assist you and your students as we move ahead.  Here's to an awesome 2023 - 2024 school year!


Click below access our teacher resource website.  Here you'll find information on best practices, new teacher resources, and coaching.


Mini Academies are collaborative professional development sessions for exploring various topics and themes. Each is 6-8 weeks long and is facilitated by district or campus staff. Choose from an a list of options to participate.

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.