St. Francis Junior High School's Principal's Message page

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2022/2023 School Year.  On behalf of the staff of St. Francis, welcome.

I am humbled to be a part of St. Francis Junior High School. My name is Devon Dempsey, and I have been the Principal of St. Francis since April, 2021. I have a daughter, Harper, and a wonderful husband, James.  Both James and Harper are proud to be honorary members of the Wildcat family.  I received my Bachelor of Arts in 2004, Bachelor of Education in 2006 and Masters in Education degree in 2012 from Gonzaga University and I earned my MBA from the University of Liverpool in 2019.  I am in my 17th year in education and have taught and been in a variety of administration roles in Alberta and overseas.  I take great pride in ensuring children are getting the best education from the very best educators!

We have an exceptionally strong staff, an outstanding School Council, and wonderful community support at St. Francis. Together, our attitude is ‘we will do whatever it takes to help our students be successful’ which compliments our Motto “bringing to light the best they can become”.  All of these factors influence our vision to be a student learning community where students achieve maximum growth in faith, academics, athletics, and fine arts. We recognize that children are our link to the future, and we have a tremendous responsibility to help our children strive for excellence.

We recognize that parents and guardians are our students’ first and best teachers, and as such need to be a critical part of our educational team. We look forward to working with you in order to give each child the best educational experience possible. We encourage all of our families to be actively involved in their children's schooling. Family involvement can include asking your child about his or her day, helping with homework, checking your student’s progress on PowerSchool, communicating with teachers, attending school events, and coming into school as a volunteer.

I am privileged and honored to serve the St. Francis community, and in turn, your children. I’m looking forward to providing the best opportunities for our students to learn, grow, and develop as children of God. 

Yours in Education, 

Devon Dempsey

Principal, St. Francis Junior High

‘Bringing to Light the Best We Can Become’  



 

 

 

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