MTMS Staff & Supports
Executive Director - Curtis Kleisinger, B.Ed., B.A., M.A.
Curtis received his Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Regina in 1996 and Bachelor of Arts in History from Campion College at the University of Regina in 1999. He also completed an M.A. in Educational Leadership via the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame in 2016.
Curtis taught at the high school level in the Regina Catholic School Division for fourteen years before taking on the challenge of becoming the founding principal of Canada’s first Jesuit middle school based on the NativityMiguel model. Under his guidance and leadership, Mother Teresa Middle School opened its doors in 2011. Curtis moved into the role of Executive Director/CEO of Mother Teresa Middle School in 2013.
Curtis was inducted into the Jesuit Honor Society - Alpha Sigma Nu in 2015 and received the Magis Medal as one of 100 Alpha Sigma Nu Members who best exemplify scholarship, loyalty, and service in their work to better the world. He was the recipient of Campion College Alumni of Distinction Award (2014), the Regina Catholic Schools Catholic Leadership Award (2013) and the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation (2009). In 2008, he was named a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History. He currently serves on the Saskatchewan War Memorial Committee and on the Board of Governors for the Saskatchewan Corps of Commissionaires.
Principal - Terri Cote, B.Ed.
Terri brings over twenty years of teaching experience to MTMS. She has a deep passion for educating students in marginalized communities. Terri is exceptionally creative and is known as a leader and innovator in curriculum and instruction. She was the first 6th grade teacher at MTMS after spending 15 years at Sacred Heart Community School. Terri has been recognized on a number of occasions for her teaching excellence. In 1998, she was awarded the Roy C. Hill Award, Great Merit and in 2009, she was part of a Sterling McDowell Research Project which focused on “Unleashing the Power of Collective Intelligence”.