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Staff & Faculty

 

Exceptional faculty provide a creative and immersive learning experience.

From classroom teachers, specialists in music, art, and physical education, learning strategists, school psychologist, curriculum leaders and leaders of programs, we hire, develop and retain the best in their fields. Across our Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Divisions - our educational leadership in each division is world class. Together, our team delivers an excellent educational experience for every student in our care.
 
Our teachers leverage development and meeting times to prepare their classroom lessons and utilize resources to achieve goals. Our faculty members serve as coaches, mentors, directors, activists, philanthropists and facilitators of student initiatives outside the classroom.
 
Professional development takes centre stage, ensuring our faculty and staff stay current with best practices. Our educators model the value of education and knowledge as they pursue opportunities for conference presentations, action research, and publication in professional journals.
 

Most of all, here at CFIS we love what we do! Our enthusiasm for learning is contagious. 

Academic Leadership Team

Mme Nicola Abrioux-Camirand
Interim Head of School

ncamirand@cfis.com

Mme Amy Murray
Principal, Early Childhood Education

amurray@cfis.com

Mme Tawnya Schile
Principal, Elementary School Division

tschile@cfis.com

M. Gilbert Dreyfuss
Principal, Secondary School Division

gdreyfuss@cfis.com

Our Commitment to Community

Our staff and faculty are committed to respecting and learning from all cultures. Locally, we acknowledge the land that our students are educated on, and commit to meaningful actions that support reconciliation with Indigenous communities. The following land acknowledgment statement was developed with CFIS student input.

We respectfully acknowledge that our school sits on Treaty 7 territory, and that the people of the Blackfoot Confederacy — including the Siksiká, Piikáni, Káinai First Nations, the Tsuut’ina First Nation, Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3, and the Stoney Nakoda including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations — were the caretakers of the land where we now learn and play. Calgary French & International School is situated on Aiss ka pooma, a traditional Blackfoot name meaning Medicine Hill, and known today as Paskapoo Slopes. The buffalo that roamed this traditional hunting ground provided food, shelter and clothing to its inhabitants. This land continues to be a place where plants, animals, rocks, water, air and earth, people and all things tangible and intangible exist. At CFIS, in the heart of Aiss ka pooma, we have an ongoing responsibility to protect, learn about and honour the land. We thank its traditional caretakers and knowledge keepers.