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2020-21 Principal Mr. Eric Chandler, ReDir


Mr. Chandler grew up in Indiana where in high school he participated in basketball, baseball and tennis. He went to Indiana University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Mr. Chandler then moved west where he taught and coached at Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, NM. He then went back to Indiana University where he earned a Master’s Degree in Outdoor/Environmental Education and then earned a Directorate of Recreation (ReDir) in Experiential Education. After teaching at Southwest Open School and working for a few non-profit organizations (Canyonlands Field Institute and Utah Society of Environmental Education), Mr. Chandler went back into the classroom where he taught AP Physics and Chemistry at M-CHS for more than 15 years. In 2019, Mr. Chandler stepped into this current role as Principal of Montezuma-Cortez High School.

970-565-3722 ext. 2120


High School

418 South Sligo Street 
Cortez,  CO  81321 
(970) 565-3722

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