Robert D. Hunter, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Hunter received his BA in English Education from Michigan State, MA in Counseling from WNMU, and PhD in Humanities from Michigan Tech. He is endorsed to teach in the social sciences and language arts, and is also a licensed counselor and administrator. In his spare time, he enjoys writing, playing bass guitar, and scuba diving. He lives with his wife, Kelly, and is the father of a twin daughter and son, Nizhoni and Aidan.
Eulalia joins our team as the new Principal for Middle College High School. She was born in Gallup, New Mexico and is a local graduate of Gallup High School. She is a member of the Dine Nation and she is from the Táchii'nii (Red Running into Water clan) and born for the Naakai dine'é (The Mexican people clan). Her maternal grandfather is from the Tábąąhá (Water’s Edge clan) and her paternal grandfather is from the Naakai dine'é (The Mexican people clan).
Eulalia earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Arizona, a Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education from Western New Mexico University and attended New Mexico State University for postgraduate coursework in Educational Leadership. Eulalia has 24 years of experience in the field of Education. As a licensed teacher, coach, principal and administrator, she has dedicated her life's work to the students and families of New Mexico.
Eulalia returns to Gallup, with her wife, Kelly, after living and working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Together, they have two sons, Carlo and Sean, and one daughter, Emily; and four pups Boston, Luna, Arizona and Baylor.
In her free time, Eulalia loves to spend time with her family, hang out with her dogs, share a meal with friends, read and learn new things. She enjoys music, movies and working outside in the yard.
Counselor / Service Learning Instructor
Tim Knowles joined the MCHS in July, 2016 after working at Gallup High for 25 years as a counselor and special education teacher. Prior to that, he worked as a newspaper reporter, editor and photographer at the Gallup Independent and interned at the Las Vegas, Nevada Review Journal. He also has served as an adjunct faculty for UNM-Gallup and the Western New Mexico University. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, photography, and graphic design.
School Registrar/Office Manager
Yolanda joined the MCHS team in July 2020 from Gallup High, where she worked for 26 years as a Registrar. She was born and raised in Gallup, NM. In her free time, she enjoys reading, bowling and is a fan of Dallas Cowboys football, Duke basketball and Las Vegas Knights hockey. She is married to Steven and is the proud mom of her son Zachary, who has started his journey as a Sun Devil at The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in Phoenix.
Social Studies Instructor
Jeff received his BA in history from Western State College in Colorado (his home state) as a Daniels Fund Scholar (2007). He went on to earn his MA in History from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio where he specialized in Early Modern Spanish feminine rhetoric. He encourages you all to subscribe to a newspaper or periodical. Mr. Hunt teaches all of MCHS's history courses and driver's education, he also oversees the GATE program for Middle College. Also - Dad Jokes are welcome and encouraged.
Jeffrey Collier Kempton
Collier came to us amid a long process of learning about people and studying the human condition. He has BA degrees in Economics and International Studies with a focus on Sustainable Development as well as an MA in the Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation from the University of Sussex in the UK. During his studies he focused on structural violence and neocolonialism in education. In his studies, he has grown to appreciate the practices and themes that tie humans together. He believes these things that all humans have in common can be seen in literature and can bind communities if they can communicate their perspectives. For Collier, very few things beat a good book or movie or time with family, but running and riding bikes can come close.
Jen earned a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Biology and French
from the University of Louisville and her Master of Science in Mammalian
Evolution from the University of Cincinnati. Her research focused on bat
behavior, as well as marsupial allometry. Jen grew up in Houston, Cincinnati and New York and relocated to New Mexico 24 years ago. She has been teaching science in the area ever since. She currently lives in Gallup with her son, a Middle College High School graduate, who plans to join the United States Navy in the fall. She enjoys hiking with her dogs, photography, gardening, listening to music, going on adventures, being outside and teaching.
College Success Advisor
Hannah is an MCHS alumnus. Her clans are Tł’ógi, Tséńjíkiní, Tábaahá, Haltsooi. She's from Tohatchi, New Mexico. She received her Bachelor’s in Criminology from UNM and is currently seeking her Master's degree in School Counseling. She has taught English in South Korea from 2019-2021. In her free time, she enjoys playing Fornite, attending musicals, listening to crime podcasts, and traveling.