Kinistin Education Center

 

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Staff Bios

Cecilia Moostoos

Cecilia Moostoos

Vice Principal

Hello my name is Cecilia Moostoos.  I am the Vice Principal and grade 5/6 teacher.  I have been working in Kinistin for 3 years and I live in Star City with my husband John.

Elizabeth Young

Elizabeth Young

Grade 3/4 Teacher

Hi my name is Elizabeth Young.  I have been a teacher for 8 years for Kinistin Education Center.  This year I have been assigned to the grade 3/4 classroom.  I have 19 students in grade 3/4 classroom.  I am looking forward to working with the students and the parents.  Please feel free to stop in our classroom any time

Randy Young

Randy Young

Janitor

I am Randy Young, I work as the janitor at Kinistin Education Center.  I have many friends and relatives that go and work at the school.  My goal is to keep a clean and safe environment for the students and my fellow employees.

Merle Nippi

Merle Nippi

Network Administrator

Hi my name is Merle Nippi, I am currently the Network Administrator here for Kinistin Education Center.  I also help out with Stmath and other various programs that involve computers.  I received my A+, MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) certificate in 2001 and have been working with computers since.

Deon Kaiswatum

Deon Kaiswatum

Janitor

Hi I am Deon Kaiswatum, I am the janitor for the Kinistin Education Center for the 2015 school year.  It’s a real honour to be working alongside all my grandchildren watching them with their school work.  My goal is to make sure everything is clean and in working order for everybody each day.  My staff is wonderful here, this is the place I love to be working and I hope everyone has a great year.

Arron Muenchow

Arron Muenchow

Grade 1/2 Teacher

Hi my name is Arron Muenchow, I’m the grade one and two teacher.  i have been teaching for 15 years, this will be my fourth year at Kinistin.  I am originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved out to Melfort nine years ago.  I’m married with two children, I love music, dancing and reading Stephan King.

Darlene Smokeyday

Darlene Smokeyday

Grade 5/6 Educational Assistant

Hi my name is Darlene Smokeyday and this will be my first year at the Kinistin Education Center working as the Grade 5/6 educational Assistant.  I was born in Tisdale and raised here in our wonderful Reserve.  I left home to go to school and lived in Saskatoon for 16 years, my family and I moved back home 7 years ago and have been here since.

Cyrus Smokeyday

Cyrus Smokeyday

Grad Mentor

Cyrus Smokeyday—I just recently graduated from the U of S with a Bachelor in secondary education.  I currently hold the position of Grad Mentor which is in its first year of operation.  I have lived and worked in many parts of the province, but happy to call Kinistin my home.  I look forward to working with the variety of students this academic year and look forward to serving Kinistin as the Grad Mentor.

Heather Severight

Heather Severight

Transition Worker

My name is Heather Severight and I am the Student Transition Worker for the students of Kinistin.  I have been working as a Transition Worker since 2011 and I enjoy getting to know our youth in our community and helping build a healthy and strong relationship with our NESD Partnership.  My main roles are assisting the grade eight students in transitioning into the provincial school system, attendance tracking for our high school students that attend TMSS and I also do home visits with parents of the high school students, my hobbies I enjoy after hours are golf, beading, and cooking.

Janice Scott

Janice Scott

Cook

Janice Scott—Anin sigwa, my name is Janice Scott.  I work at Kinistin Education Center as the cook.

Mary (Scott) McCartney

Mary (Scott) McCartney

Community School Coordinator

Mary (Scott) McCartney—I was born here in Kinistin First Nation to Charlie and Mabel Scott.  I was the sixth child in a family of eight children.  I am a parent to all my nieces and nephews and grandparent to all their children.  I came back to Kinistin in 2001.  I left briefly and came back again as I felt my home roots pulling and wanted to be part of the growth of our First Nation, I live here and work out here.  I am the Community School Coordinator (liaison) for the community.

Mary E Scott

Mary E. Scott

Academic Coach

My name is Mary E. Scott and I am the Academic Coach.  This will be my fourth year as the Academic Coach and this will be my seventh at Kinistin Education Center.  As the Academic Coach, I work with the students at Kinistin Education Center and Tisdale Middle Secondary School.  I help with Stmath, Career Education, attendance and I also help with DRA and CAT testing and wherever help is needed.

Education

Nibwakawigamig Kinistin Education Centre (KEC)

Nibwakawigamig Kinistin Education Centre (KEC) is located on Kinistin Saulteaux Nation.

Our Vision Statement is:

Believe and Belong.
Reflect Nakawe Culture.
Nurture Holistic Lifelong Learners.
We strongly believe that our CHILDREN COME FIRST!
Who we are:

We are a Nursery to Grade 8 school. We currently have 72 students with 5 classroom teachers, 3 EAs, 7 support staff, 1 cook, 2 maintenance workers, 2 bus drivers and a principal. Our main goal for the near future is Literacy and Numeracy.

Programs include: Nakawe language instruction, ST-Math, Balanced Literacy, PWIM, and Animated Literacy.

Special events include: School in the Bush, Language Festival, School Feast, Christmas Concert, etc.

We offer a breakfast program, a morning snack and a daily lunch, all free for students. Staff pay a monthly fee.

Stop in, have a coffee, take a tour. We welcome visitors and volunteers!!!

Special Education Program

At KEC, we offer a Special Education Program for any student who qualifies for services under the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) Guidelines.

We are fully supported by STC staff with access to qualified specialists.

Qualified specialists include:

1 full-time teacher with Bachelor of Education certification
1 full-time Education Assistant
and 1 part-time Education Assistant
The program also assists classroom teachers with support to enhance their adapted programming.

Post Secondary Education

The Objective of the Post Secondary Student Support Program is to assist and support members of the Kinistin Saulteaux Nation for Post Secondary Education and graduate with the Qualifications and skills needed to pursue individual careers and to contribute to the achievement of First Nation self-government and economic self-reliance.