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Principal’s Corner

My name is Robert Laymon.

I am currently Mesa Elementary School's Principal. I previously served as an Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, 4/5 th grade teacher, and a Special Education Para-professional. I have a Masters Degree from Adam's State University, and Bachelor Degrees from Fort Lewis College and California State University, Fullerton.

Before I began my career in education, I drove stagecoaches for Knott's Berry Farm, Bartels' Mancos Valley Stagecoach, and Well's Fargo Historical Department. Educating our youth is my top priority.

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns, needs, questions, or celebrations.                                                           (970)-565-3858  or  rlaymon@cortez.k12.co.us

Assisstant Principal 

My name is Crystal Croke,

I am the Assistant Principal for Mesa Elementary School. Before moving into administration this year, I was a classroom teacher for 12 years in second through fourth grade. I have a Masters in Educational Leadership and a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies through Fort LewisCollege.

I have lived in this area most of my life, and actually attended Mesa Elementary as a child. My husband of 20 years and I have two children, our daughter Dianna lives in California with her husband, and our son Trevor is a junior at the Montezuma Cortez Highschool. My goal for Mesa is to continue building a strong educational team that helps shape our wonderful students into successful, productive, and thriving adults in the future.  

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns, needs, questions, or celebrations.                                                           (970)-565-3858  or  ccroke@cortez.k12.co.us

MESA
ELEMENTARY School

703 West 7th Street 
Cortez, CO  81321
(970) 565-3858

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