Leadership Team

Mayorvy Cifuentes


Mr. Mayorvy Cifuentes has spent the last 23 years serving students, families, and their communities in many districts in Colorado. Most recently, Mr. Cifuentes served at University Hills Elementary, a Bilingual school in the Boulder Valley School District.

Mr. Cifuentes shared, “I lead by ensuring equitable practices and breaking the chains of oppression that have been built into the education system since its inception. The teams of the schools I served and led worked hard to help open doors and provide supporting hands in and against major obstacles. I have worked hard to answer the call to make a difference by unlocking the potential of all our students so it becomes a reality by working together to define a different destiny… I ask you to join me in opening doors for a better future by being change agents and shaping a future in which students can choose their own destinies. Let’s use our relationships, and open our hearts so we can lift the community together to pave a road of success at McGlone Academy.

Dr. Edilberto Cano-Rodríguez

MS Assistant Principal

Dr. Edilberto Cano is originally from Veracruz, México; he taught for seven years in Veracruz and taught in bilingual and dual language classrooms for five years in Salem, Oregon. He also served as a Bilingual Coordinator for the Woodburn School District and as an English Language Specialist at the Salem-Keizer School District. He holds an Ed. M. from Oregon State University and his administrative licensure from Portland State University. He earned his PhD at the University of Colorado, Boulder involved in the research of the Biliteracy development of simultaneous bilingual students.

Cindy Buchanan

3-5 Assistant Principal
(720) 424 5514

Ms. Cindy Buchanan has been privileged to serve students and families throughout metro Denver and the far northeast area for over 20 years.  She has held a variety of roles including Elementary School Teacher, Literacy Coach, Instructional Specialist,  Elementary & Secondary Assistant Principal; and Elementary Principal.  

Ms. Cindy maintains an unwavering commitment to the DPS mission of ensuring Educational Excellence and equity, Accelerating Learning, and Enhanced SEL practices for all.  She is driven by purpose, genuine concern, and a passion for the equitable education of traditionally marginalized and underprivileged children and youth from diverse backgrounds.     

In her personal time, Ms. Cindy enjoys nature walks, inspirational writing, singing, and listening to motivational speeches and spoken words.  A few of her favorite quotes which she strives to live by include: “She believed she could, so she did”; “Be the Change You wish to see in the World”; and “God is within her, she will not fail”

Ms. Cindy is an Oklahoma Native and the proud mother of a College Senior.  She is beyond thrilled for the opportunity to lead the McGlone Academy – Lobos (3-5) team.

Donnis Hurd

ECE-2 Assistant Principal

I am a Denver native and I attended the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Economics. I later attended the University of Phoenix and obtained a degree in elementary education.  This is my 9th year at McGlone Academy and I am dedicated to this community and our students.  My mission is to see them thrive and reach their full potential as students and community members.  I am married and have one son; he attends the University of Colorado at Denver. My husband and I love spending time with our families and trying new restaurants around the city. I love the Denver Broncos, (even when they’re not that good) hosting ladies’ nights, and going to Denver Nuggets games with my guys!

A quote that I try to live by:

“There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going.” —Beverly Sills