Education - Literacy/Numeracy/Assessment Coordinator
My name is Carissa Matthews and I am the Acting Principal of Nakoda Elementary School. I have worked for Stoney Education Authority for 9 years now, and began my career at Morley as a Junior High teacher. I have also taught elementary grades, and coached High School basketball for many years at MCS. I have been in Administration with SEA and at MCS and NES for 3 years now.
I was born in Texas, and raised in Durant, Oklahoma. I have a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. My parents have had careers in education from both teaching and administrative perspectives ranging from public school to university level.
I live in Cochrane, AB, and moved to Canada in 1997. I have 2 lovely daughters, Cassidy (16) and Caitlyn (13), who are avid volleyball players.
I am of the Choctaw and Cherokee Nation of Southeast Oklahoma.
My career with SEA, has been the most fulfilling time of my life. I value the culture, people, community, and students of this great nation more than I could have ever thought possible, and teaching and being a part of the education and future of the children of this nation is one of the greatest achievements I think I could ever reach in my lifetime.