Haukeness: Helping students achieve learning milestones

This spring I will have the honor of celebrating college graduation with one of my daughter’s friends who became a part of our family over the years. I cannot help but think about how many kids I...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Education Update

Haukeness: Promoting Cortez as a good place to live and teach

Someone once said, “To teach is to touch a life forever.” Our teachers not only influence our students for a lifetime, they impact our community for generations to come. Our schools are educating...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Education Update

Haukeness: School district committed to all-around student well-being

When people think of school, they think mostly of classroom teaching. Other factors, though, can prevent a child from being safe, healthy and fully focused on learning. Throughout Montezuma-Cortez...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Education Update

Haukeness: Building on the past to move RE-1 into the future

The new year always provides me with an opportunity to reflect on the previous year and look forward to the upcoming year’s opportunities and challenges. I feel personally blessed to be able to...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Education Update

High school: a time to learn, explore and grow

As I reflect on another year’s homecoming festivities with the parade, football game and dance, I can’t help but think about the important role that high school plays in our students’ lives. The...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

Haukeness: Let’s work together to find money for education

I again want to thank the community committee, Colorado Education Association, and the many teachers, staff, and community members who supported the mill-levy override. As the superintendent and a...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

Our local school district is definitely on the move

Our district is improving every year and we are excited to offer new opportunities for our student to learn, grow and explore their future careers. We only grow better with participation, ideas,...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

Haukeness: Schools, students planning to have a great year

The beginning of the school year is always the most exciting time for me as an educator. Students are the heartbeat of our district, and it makes me so happy to visit our students and see them...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

Haukeness: We must work together to educate our students

How can local schools and communities work together for student success? That is one of the questions Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 is asking community members this summer. The district has...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

Education update: As teacher supply shrinks, Re-1 must compete

Nationwide, education programs are not graduating enough new teachers to fill the vacancies created by teachers who are retiring or leaving the profession for other reasons. That imbalance has...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

Congratulations graduates, may you soar and succeed!

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the 133 graduates from Montezuma Cortez High School and Southwest Open School. I am incredibly proud of all of the hard work that our students...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

In school, effective teachers matter most

In the Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1, our talented and dedicated teachers educate 2,900 students every day. They open new worlds for students, from helping the youngest ones learn to read...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

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