Chief Jacob Bearspaw School

Contact Us
Box 146
Eden Valley, AB, T0L 2R0
Phone: 403.558.2480
Fax: 403.558.3618

Robbie Gorden, Principal

Phone: 403.558.2480

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Shannon Beck, Vice Principal

Phone: 403.558.2480

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Our History

Chief Jacob Bearspaw School was opened in 1998. It was Named after Ozija Thiha, Chief Jacob Bearspaw who signed the Treaty 7 document at Blackfoot crossing in 1877 as head chief for Bearspaw Band. The school ranges from Grades K-12 and is located in Eden Valley Reserve.

Principal's Message

Aba Wathtech,


At Chief Jacob Bearspaw School we are working hard to help preserve the Stoney culture through daily culture classes while preparing the students to work in the modern world.


We strive to work in partnership with parents and other community agencies to give our students the best possible chance to succeed. We are grateful for the support we have received from our Chief and Council and the community in pushing students to reach their full potential.


We welcome all visitors to come and visit our school and meet the amazing students we have to work with.

Mr. Gordon,
Principal of Chief Jacob Bearspaw School


CJBS Staff List


Gordon, Robbie - Principal

Beck, Shannon - Vice Principal

Daniels, Kaiser - Receptionist

Support Staff
Mark, Cherith - SEA Stoney Language and Culture Coordinator
Matthews, Carissa - SEA Literacy/Numeracy/Assessment Coordinator
Richter, Rhonda - WEP/COPE Support

Special Education
Tolhurst, Toni - SEA Inclusive Education Coordinator
McCarthy Butt, Tricia - Inclusive Ed and Wellness Support

Renfrew Student Services
Dube, Rita - Speech Language Pathologist 
Pepperdine, Cameron - Psychologist
McKillop, Joey - Behavioral Consultant

Belhumeur, Joseph - JH/HS
Daniels, Crystal - Stoney Language and Culture
Geminiano, Chris - Physical Education
Kelly, Brendan - JH/HS
McBride, Caron - Levelled Literacy Intervention Teacher/Literacy 
Paul, Robin - Grade 1-2
Payne, Erin - Grade 6-7
Pembroke, Lisa - Preschool and Kindergarten
Shade, Melanie - JH/HS
Kelly, Carly - Grade 3
Whitehouse, Jean - Grade 4-5

Educational Assistants
Daniels, Titana - Educational Assistant
Daniels, Holli - Education Assistant
Daniels, Kenneth - Education Assistant
Lefthand, Corrie Lynn - Education Assistant
Lefthand, Dakota - Educational Assistant
Lefthand, Jaycee - Education Assistant
Rollinmud, Bianca - Education Assistant