Dr. Donald Massey School is named after Donald Massey, whose lifelong commitment to education in Edmonton and Alberta has made a significant impact on generations of students.
Donald Massey is a native Edmontonian. He completed undergraduate work at the University of Alberta and graduate studies at the University of Kansas. He was a professor in the Elementary Education Department at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Massey also served as a Trustee on the Edmonton Public School Board. He was first elected in 1977 and served until 1989. In addition, Dr. Massey served as a Liberal MLA for Edmonton-Millwoods from 1993 - 2004, during which he undertook the role as Education critic for a period of time.