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

Principal's Message

I am humbled to be a part of the 2020-2021 school year at St. Francis Junior High School. Since I am new to the St. Francis family, I’d like to introduce myself to you. My name is Devon Dempsey and I have an almost one-year old child, Harper, and a wonderful husband, James, of two years.  Both James and Harper are proud to be honorary members of the Wildcat family.  I received my Bachelor of Arts (2004), Bachelor of Education (2006) and Masters in Education (2012) degrees from Gonzaga University and I earned my MBA from the University of Liverpool in 2019.  I am in my sixteenth 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!

At St. Francis Junior High, we have an exceptionally strong staff, an outstanding School Council, and wonderful community support. Together, our attitude is we will do whatever it takes to help our students be successful to “bring 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 (in a normal non-COVID year, of course).

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



Devon Dempsey

Principal, St. Francis Junior High

‘Bringing to Light the Best We Can Become’ 




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