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Lori Gilliland-Haukeness

District Superintendant


When and why did you join the district?
I became a member of the MCSD team in 1994.  I grew up in the area and was excited to come back to the community.

What is your experience?  
After obtaining my degree, I worked in the private sector and when I decided to pursue my masters it was in education.  I have been a classroom teacher, school counselor, dean of students, principal, chief academic officer, assistant superintendent and then superintendent.

What is your favorite thing about our district and/or community?
I love the diversity of the community and especially the school community.  The school district is the heartbeat of the community and if the students excels then the community excels.

Who was your favorite K-12 teacher and why?
Janet McCabe, high school English teacher - because she pushed and challenged me to be my best.
Gene Reed, first grade teacher - because she believe in me and supported me when I was a struggling student.

Office Location

Downey Admin Building

School District Re-1

400 North Elm Street
PO Box R 
Cortez, CO 81321-0708
(970) 565-7522