Local services

Celebrating and Supporting Our Region

Education Department

Miranda Beaton is the Director of Human Resources for the Fort McKay First Nation.  She brings with her more than 9 years of working within the community.  As a member of Fort McKay First Nation, her experiences and impacts in building and developing the Education program has had a positive direct impact on employee relations while advancing the community.

Bestowed as Syncrude’s Aboriginal Youth Role Model of the year and Role Model Award from Fort McKay First Nation Celebration of Success, Miranda continues to demonstrate her dedication to building her career and maintaining healthy professional relations.  Along with graduating from both Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Concordia University College of Alberta, she brings with her a number of associations and qualifications that exemplify her ability to continue to succeed as a professional.


Miranda Beaton
O: 780.828.2429 |
E: mbeaton@fortmckay.com

Fort McKay School

Fort McKay School offers kindergarten to grade eight. After grade eight, the students are bussed daily into Fort McMurray to attend one of four high schools. As of the 2014-2015 school year, the school had an enrolment of 98 students with seven teachers and seven paraprofessionals. The school’s four goals for the 2015-2016 school year are: to improve literacy, to improve attendance, to infuse more Indigenous knowledge into the curriculum, and to enhance parental and community engagement. Fort McKay School falls within Northland School Division No. 61. Ruth Ryan is the Principal of the Fort McKay School.


Fort McKay School
General Delivery
Fort McKay, Alberta T0P 1C0
Phone: (780) 828-4222
Fax: (780) 828-4254
Email: fort.mckay@northland61.ab.ca

Dorothy McDonald Learning Centre (DMLC)

The Dorothy McDonald Learning Centre is a satellite campus of Keyano College. Programs include Family Literacy, Adult Literacy and College Preparation. College Preparation is geared toward helping adult learners complete their grade 12 equivalency, or to meet college entrance requirements. Semesters are from September to December and from January to April. Spring sessions (May to June) may be offered, depending on enrolment.


Employment and Training Coordinator
Phone: (780) 828-2433

DMLC Reception
Phone: (780) 828-4433

The Fort McKay E-Learning Centre

The Fort McKay E-Learning Centre is an alternative high school located at the Dorothy McDonald Business Centre. Under the guidance of a mentor, students either participate in online classes taught by certified teachers, or complete modules through Alberta Distance Learning. Credits can also be earned on-site for physical education, fashion studies, and special projects. In the past, students with good attendance and good work ethics have also had the opportunity to travel to destinations such as the Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii; and the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Semesters run from September to January and from February to June.


Ona Fiddler-Berteig
Phone: (780) 828-2490