Mr. Atencio is a San Luis Valley native and absolutely loves living here. In his free time, Mr. Atencio enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Throughout the summer months, Mr. Atencio will be found camping, boating and fishing. Since the Colorado climate does not allow for boating (more like tubing, wakeboarding and swimming) much past September, Mr. Atencio will likely be outside enjoying the many opportunities our state has to offer.
Mr. Atencio started teaching in 2007 after attending Adams State University, earning a BA in 2002, his MA from Western Governors University in 2014, and most recently he earned his Colorado principal licensure through CSU Global University. Throughout his career, Mr. Atencio has taken on roles teaching in elementary school, middle school, and special education classrooms. He is excited to take on a new challenge in an exciting and diverse environment where he has the opportunity to work with a great group of staff and students at the Byron Syring Delta Center and Monte Vista On-Line Academy.