Regina District Industry Education Council

Our Team

Mark Edmonds

RDIEC Executive Director

Mark Edmonds spent 30 years with Prairie Valley School Division as a teacher, administrator, consultant and coordinator.

 

His extensive knowledge of curriculum and instruction will service him well in his new role as acting Executive Director at the Regina District Industry Education Council.  He looks forward to the challenge of connecting industry and education in supporting youth along their career pathways.  

Renette Edgar

Program Facilitator

Renette Edgar spent 36 years in education. The first half of her career was spent as an elementary school teacher. In 2001 she took on the role of itinerant career counsellor and finished her last three years as the Career Education / PAA Consultant for Prairie Valley School Division.

 

Renette has been been working with RDIEC for the past 7 years and continues opening up career pathways for youth.

Gord Heidel

Program Facilitator

Gordon Heidel spent 30 years in education working as a PAA teacher, Work Study coordinator, Learning Leader, Consultant, PAA Coordinator at the Ministry of Education and most recently Executive Director of the Regina District Industry Education Council. He was Vice Chair of Skills Canada Saskatchewan for 15 years and also served on the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship Commission Board of Directors.

 

He is currently co-president of the Saskatchewan Career and Work Education Association and is passionate about connecting students with business and industry.

Kelly Ireland

Virtual Reality & Transitions Program Facilitator

Kelly served his entire 30 year career in rural Saskatchewan, split almost evenly between the roles of classroom teacher, education technology consultant, and school administrator. His philosophy of education is “We’re teaching kids, not curriculum”, which emphasizes the importance he puts on developing relationships with people.

 

His position as Virtual Reality facilitator brings together his two favorite things, working with kids AND technology! Kelly has been with the RDIEC since October 2022 and is excited to continue to learn about all the career pathways young people have available to them.

Marcel Lorenz

Program Facilitator

Marcel has spent his 30 year career with Regina Public Schools, primarily teaching grades 6-8. For the last part of his career he taught Electrical and Electronics at Campus Regina Public as well as facilitating the Grade 8 MYPAA experience at CRP. During his career he has had a strong belief in the positive benefits of both Career Education as well as Practical and Applied Arts. Developing resources for classroom teachers in both areas was an important part of his professional development.

 

Marcel started with RDIEC in July of 2023 and looks forward to continuing to work with industry and the education sector.

Bonnie Baron-Williams

Program Facilitator

Bonnie Baron-Williams was privileged to build and engage in authentic relationships within diverse learner environments at Regina Public Schools for over 30 years. Her roles included High School Guidance and Career Counsellor; Senior Mathematics High School and Evening Instructor; Mathematics Core Leader; Intensive Supports Teacher – Quiet High and Vocational Alternative Program; Senior Math and Science Teacher and Program Coordinator for Pregnant and Parenting Teens; and Substitute Teacher.

 

Bonnie has been with RDIEC since August 2023. She advocates for students’ smooth transitions by providing post-secondary educational and career awareness and immersive experiences.