Our Staff

See our Classes & Departments page for links to our teacher and/or classroom blogs.

All staff can be contacted by using the school email falconridge@cbe.ab.ca, or phoning 403-777-6730


Principal                                Jesse Hillas

Assistant Principal                 Denise Horne

Administrative Assistant        Sheila Jenkins

Office Assistant                     Diane Nickel

Bookkeeper                           Irene Foote


Nyre Kirby                             Indigenous     

Learning Leaders

Krista Keet                      Resource

Krisha Franklyn              Grade 5/6

Teaching Staff

Lisa Bumstead                        Music

Desmond Sullivan                   Physical Education

Shannon Hutchison                 English Language Learning


Danielle DiPalma                    Teacher

Emily Szasz                            Teacher

Anu Bishnoi                             Education Assistant

Zohra Fatima                           Education Assistant

Genevieve McLeod                 Education Assistant

Arpine Mlayan                         Education Assistant

Nicole Feng                             Lunchroom

Jenna Watson                         Lunchroom


Melanie Canfield

Ali Clarke

Sarah Suthern

Grade 1/2

Amanda Harris

Samantha Vertone

Shelby Palmer

Jennifer Lin

Amanda Walke

Kyla Boe

Grade 3/4

Laura Bagshaw

Kelsey Meldrum

Jason Nicholas-Luong

Sheldon Le

Kelly Clark

Grades 5/6

Lisa Maclean

Kelsey Holoweckyj

Josh Kay

Krisha Franklyn

Megan Hodgkinson

Support Staff

Hardy Dhami                   Education Assistant

Rozina Velji                     Education Assistant

Susanne McAndrews      Education Assistant

Manjit Khamba                Learning Commons, Breakfast Coordinator

Soledad Verano               Lead Lunchroom

Priya Badda                     Lunchroom

Anjum Dawood                Lunchroom

Gurjeet Kaur                    Lunchroom

Sabrina Mascarenhas      Lunchroom

Perfecto De Lina              Head Caretaker

Sherwin Cabral                Caretaker

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CBE schools are now closed until August. Thank you to all school staff for your extraordinary service. We recognize the care, compassion and kindness you have shown each and every day to students, families and one another. Wishing you a restful, joyful and safe summer. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/5LrcfDKAz7

Reg and Rosemary Crow Shoe have been appointed as Members of the #OrderOfCanada. These respected Elders were recognized for their commitment to the preservation of Blackfoot culture & to reconciliation. We are grateful for their work with the CBE Elder Advisory Council. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/SWYVHXiEeW

Alberta Education is accepting applications for the 2022-23 Minister’s Parent &Teacher Advisory Councils. The deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. For more information, please visit https://t.co/M8mcGoom3i #yycbe https://t.co/usItMF8ZWi

RT @EdMattersYYC: A huge congratulations to @yyCBEdu alumnus @Cmakar8! #StanleyCup #GoAvsGo https://t.co/dGSOV0nC1m

Today was the last official day of classes. What a school year it has been! We are so proud of every student for their many achievements this school year. Have an amazing summer! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/lVgAnYBd8z

RT @EcoleWoodman: It sounds like the end of the year! https://t.co/XcZ3pyz9vN

RT @SunnysideCBE: The last day of school is not complete without a Sunnyside circle and a cheer for students and staff who are leaving. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Sdw1yFFtt0

RT @elboyacbe: Special memories created at Sports Day! #wearecbe@yyCBEduhttps://t.co/WOGwhZFaPn

Congratulations! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Ddg19l0uhZ