* An interview with Todd and The Rural Voice about PBL & more! * 9/27/2023

Welcome Back to an Exciting New School Year!

Dear Parents, Staff, Students, and the Mancos Community,

Todd Cordrey Profile PhotoAs the summer days slowly fade away, I am delighted to welcome you all back to the Mancos School District for another year of growth, learning, and unity. With great enthusiasm, I extend my heartfelt greetings to both familiar faces and those who are joining our educational family for the first time. Together, we embark on a journey that promises to be filled with joy, sustained learning, and strong relationships.

A commitment to project-based learning, engaging students in hands-on, real-world experiences that fosters curiosity, critical thinking, and a genuine love for knowledge is at the heart of our vision for the new school year. This approach will empower our students to take ownership of their education, paving the way for a future where they can confidently face the challenges that lie ahead. Additionally, building genuine relationships will be a key focus this year. We recognize that our students’ successes depend on the connections they form with their teachers, classmates, and all members of our educational community. Therefore, we will create an inclusive environment where every student feels valued and supported by fostering a sense of belonging, respect, and empathy. As Mancos educators, we are privileged to work with exceptional students, and we appreciate the trust shared by parents to guide, mentor, and develop the future of our community. So, rest assured that we are devoted to providing a safe and nurturing environment where every child can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Furthermore, I sincerely thank the Mancos community for supporting our educational system. Your unwavering loyalty enables us to continue providing the resources, programs, and opportunities that shape the lives of our students. Together, we are building a solid foundation, one that is rooted in the pursuit of excellence and the belief that every child can succeed.

As we begin the next chapter in the storied history of the Mancos School District, I encourage all stakeholders to embrace the spirit of collaboration and celebration of each other’s unique talents and perspectives. Let us approach each school day with enthusiasm, curiosity, and an unwavering commitment to joyful learning. Together, we will create an educational environment that affirms knowledge and instills a sense of wonder, creativity, and inspiration. As united Mancos schools, we eagerly anticipate the memorable experiences, meaningful connections, and transformative growth that this year will undoubtedly bring. As a school district, we are perfectly positioned for a year filled with laughter, learning, and the strengthening of life-long relationships.

With warm regards,

Todd Cordrey
Superintendent, Mancos School District