Maskwacîs Junior and Senior High Principals
MESC Communications ·
Maskwacîs Senior High School
As we move forward with the Maskwacîs Junior and Senior High School realignment, we’re pleased to announce that Jennifer Conroy will be the Principal at the new Maskwacîs Senior High School.
Jennifer is from the Sucker Creek First Nation. She began her career in Maskwacîs in 2001 as a high school English and Social Studies teacher at Ermineskin Junior Senior High School.
In 2010, Jennifer obtained her Master’s Degree in Counselling and worked as a high school Counsellor until 2016 when she became an Assistant Principal. Since then, Jennifer has engaged in several different leadership roles in MESC schools. She is currently the Principal of the Nipisihkopahk Secondary School.
Jennifer is very excited for the opportunity to lead the new Maskwacîs Senior High School next year. She is dedicated to providing a quality learning environment that is informed by the foundational values of Iyiniw Mamitonehicikan, Nehiyaw Pimatisiwin, Nehiyawewin and Wahkohtowin.
She believes every student has a gift and aims to provide holistic education that allows students to develop their gifts. Jennifer would like to ensure that every high school student will be supported throughout their learning journey and will leave school with a plan to attend post-secondary or enter the workforce. She is also looking forward to expanding the variety of courses the Maskwacîs High School provides and the opportunity to develop apprenticeship and dual credit programs.
“We have so many amazing educators in MESC and I feel extremely fortunate to be leading the high school team moving forward. In the words of Sitting Bull, “Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”
- Jennifer Conroy, Principal
Maskwacîs Junior High School
As we move forward with the Maskwacîs Junior and Senior High School realignment, we’re pleased to announce that Keith MacQuarrie will be the Principal at the new Maskwacîs Junior High School.
Keith feels fortunate to have been able to work for the school system in Maskwacîs for the past 19 years. He is originally from Nova Scotia and received his Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science in Physical Education Degree from St. Francis Xavier University.
After University, Keith ventured out and spent a couple of years in Edmonton, three years in Japan, and then found a teaching job in Maskwacîs. Keith loves working with the staff, students, and Maskwacîsak. When he’s not working, you will likely find him shooting hoops on a basketball court, walking his dog, Fie, or spending time with his family. Keith is proud of all the success that MESC has seen, even during the trying times of COVID restrictions, and he is equally excited and honoured to be a part of the new Maskwacîs Junior High School.
In his 19 years of employment in Maskwacis, Keith has worked at Ermineskin Junior Senior High School as a physical education Teacher, an Assistant Principal, and then as Principal for the 10 years before MESC was formed. In the first year of MESC, Keith moved to the Nipisihkopahk Secondary School, where he was principal for 3 years.
“I am passionate about empowering students to succeed and fostering an environment where Miyo Wâhkôhtowin is at the heart of how we interact with each other. I believe every student has what it takes to graduate and move into the workforce to live a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life. The job of our staff is to teach and mentor students with the skills and attitudes to succeed, with an emphasis on MESC’s core values of Wâhkôhtowin, Nehiyawewin, Nehiyaw Pimâtisôwin, and Îyinîw Mâmitonehicikan. We will work with our students to create this type of environment and to prepare our Oskâyak for a successful high school experience.”
- Keith MacQuarrie, Principal
We continue to be guided by our four core values; Îyinîw Mâmitonehicikan, Nehiyawewin, Nehiyaw Pimâtisôwin ekwa Wahkôhtowin. I encourage families to connect and follow our Website and Facebook to see our plan, the learn from home resource page, and for the latest updates.
Everyone stay safe, Maskwacîs will get through this together.