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.

Kim Brown, CPA, Business Manager

Kim came to Middle College High School from the Gallup-McKinley County School District where she worked in the Business Services Department for 17 years. After starting as the Controller, she was promoted to the Business Services Director, and spent her last 4 years at the District as the Assistant Superintendent of Fiscal Services. Kim is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant, a New Mexico School Business Official, and a New Mexico Certified Procurement Officer. After graduating from Oklahoma Christian University with an Accounting Degree, Kim moved back to New Mexico where she met her husband, David. Both are lifelong New Mexicans and enjoy the southwestern outdoors.

Michael Cunanan, Principal

Mike came to MCHS after working as a Special Education team leader for Dowa Yalanne Elementary in Zuni, NM. Prior to his time at Zuni, Mike was Special Ed teacher/Cadre Leader at Alamo Navajo Community School in Alamo, NM. He also taught at Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts in Dundalk, MD. For 10 years he was a College Instructor at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. Michael has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Santo Tomas and  Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Western Australia. He also completed program requirements for Master's of Arts in Special Education and  Doctor of Education from the Philippines. 

Allan Dino, Science/Math Instructor

Allan came to Middle College High School after working as a Science Teacher for Gallup High School in Gallup, NM. He received his BSEd in Physics and Technology from Philippine Normal University-Manila, Philippines as a scholar of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for four consecutive years. He has an MA in Physics Education from Philippine Normal University-Manila and MST in Science Teaching from New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico. He is also a doctoral candidate (All But Dissertation) in Science Education from the Philippines. 

Michelle Etsitty, Administrative/Counseling Assistant

Prior to coming here, Michelle was employed in the Healthcare setting with a Dialysis Clinic & Med/Surgical Unit. She was previously employed with GMCS district as a Medicaid Clerk for 10 years. She has two children Todd who is 18 & Jaidyn who is 14, and currently reside in Mexican Springs, NM. Michelle enjoys spending time with family, hiking and traveling.  Last summer she had the privilege of hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon an experience she will never forget. 

Jeff Hunt, 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 of sanctity.  The last three years have been spent teaching and living in Gallup with his wife and two young sons. Jeff still reads the newspaper everyday, and until recently was the proud owner of a flip phone.

Tim Knowles, 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.

Ron Schali, GATE Case Manager/Math & Science Instructor

Ron is originally from California and moved to New Mexico with his family 12 years ago. Ron has Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Ron has primarily spent his 8 years in education working with Gifted and Talented students in the Gallup area. When not teaching Ron enjoys hiking, cooking and learning new things.

Bobbie Shack, NHS Advisor/English & Job Shadow Instructor

Bobbie came to MCHS after working as an adjunct instructor for UNM-Continuing Education in Albuquerque, NM for the tribal college and university located in Albuquerque, NM called Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI). Prior to her time at SIPI, Bobbie was a full time instructor at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) in Albuquerque. Bobbie has a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a graduate certificate in Secondary Education and has been an educator for over ten years. She loves spending time with her two daughters, family, and friends.

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