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Mr.  Daniel  Montoya
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Daniel Montoya

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New Mexico State University

Masters Degree - Educational Management Development

Bachelors Degree - Education

Dona Ana Community College

Certification - Basic Automotive Repair

Las Cruces High School

High School Diploma


I was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM. My wife Pam and I met while attending NMSU. I graduated from NMSU with a Bachelor Degree in Education. My wife is also a NMSU graduate with a degree in Nursing. We have a son who is also an NMSU graduate with a degree in Kinesiology and works as an Orthopedic Surgical Rep. I taught and coached for the Las Cruces Public Schools for 10 years. I came to Hatch to teach and coach for one year at the high school and two years at the middle school. I returned to NMSU to obtain a Masters Degree and became the assistant principal at the high school for seven years. I transferred back to the middle school for one year as the assistant principal. I am currently the Hatch Valley Middle School Principal. I have been working for Hatch Valley Public Schools for 19 years.   I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping and RVing. I really like doing landscape work and working on my own yard every Saturday morning. My family is very special to me and I enjoy spending quality time with them.