Education and Training

About Us

We provide quality education for students in Grades K-12. We also proudly offer training opportunities in community and supply funding provisions for off-reserve members. We teach the British Columbia curricula along with Sekani teachings and land-based education to ensure that our community members get the best, well-rounded education. Tsay Keh Dene’s certified First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) school was the first school in the province run by a First Nation.

Dear community,

Education & Training is invested in the continued growth, excellence, and success of our community through upskilling and learning. We will always work to improve student learning and support students in developing character without forgetting our connection to our land and heritage.
Dream Big, Achieve Big.

Programs and Services

  • September – Respect – Moose
  • October – Responsibility – Loon
  • November – Teamwork- – Buffalo
  • December – Gratitude – Bear
  • January – Pride – Grizzly
  • February – Honesty – Geese
  • March – Perseverance – Wolf
  • April – Kindness – Beaver
  • May – Forgiveness – Groundhog
  • June – Integrity – Wolverine
  • July – Overseer – Eagle
  • August – Goat – Love
  • Rent and utilities paid for by the Band
  • Fully furnished housing (including bedding, couches, TV, dining room table and chairs, dressers, all major appliances)
  • Employee benefits (includes massage, chiropractic, orthopedic, naturopathic, vision, dental, and prescriptions)
  • Retirement package (we match 5%)
  • Flight provided from point of hire to Tsay Keh Dene at start of contract
  • Flight from Tsay Keh Dene to point of hire at end of contract
  • Moving allowance up to $1000
  • $500 to spend on classroom supplies for school
  • 3 weeks paid vacation at Christmas
  • 2 weeks paid vacation at spring break
  • Sekani Awareness Cultural Week – school closed for 1 week in September and May
  • Round trip flight home to point of hire at Christmas break
  • Return flight from Tsay Keh Dene to Prince George for spring break
  • New SmartBoards in each classroom
  • Use of school 4×4 pickup truck & 2 snowmobiles

Contact Us

Our school is located north of Williston Reservoir
School Hours: Monday to Friday | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Main school phone: 250-993-2121
School fax number: 250-993-2122

Learning Centre phone: 250-993-2314
Learning Centre fax number: 250-993-2315

Our Team


Ruben McNealy

Education Manager

Theresa Poole


Elsie Pierre

Sekani Teacher 

Lena McCook

Sekani Teacher 

Shahin Agah

Grade 12 Teacher 

Vacant positions: 

  • Vice Principal
  • Learning Assistant Program Lead
  • Janitorial 
  • School Cook
  • Grade 3-5 Teacher
  • Grade 6-7 Teacher
  • Grade 8 Teacher
  • Grade 9/10 Teacher
  • Grade 11 Teacher
  • Director of Education and Training
  • Education and Training Coordinator
  • Training Coordinator

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