Career and Technology Education Specialist Council Executive

Table Officers

President: Tim Kilburn

780.799.5735 | phone

President@ctscouncil.com

I have been teaching CTS related courses for over 25 years primarily in the BIT cluster. As a Department Head, I became more familiar with other clusters and am now a Technology Consultant with Fort McMurray Catholic Schools. In partnership with local industry and post-secondary, we have introduced a program emphasizing careers in the Energy Industry including Electrical, Millwright, Instrumentation and Power Engineering. I believe that CTS skill development of our youth is as important as the "Core" programs. I have been on the Council Executive since 2011 as PD Northeast Director and the 2015 Conference Director.

Vice President: Deborah MacFadyen

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VicePresident@ctscouncil.com

Deborah MacFadyen, currently with Calgary Board of Education as the Site Leader for Westbrook Outreach, is an experienced K-12 educator, administrator, PD facilitator and published author whose academic credentials include B.Sc., B.Ed. and M.Ed. in Teaching, Learning and Supervision. Deborah has served in school, central office and Alberta Education settings in leadership roles in math, science, IOP, K&E courses, CTS courses, Career Pathways, Off-Campus and Health and Safety initiatives. Deborah is one of the founding members of the CTS Provincial Coordinator group and the Alberta Education Health and Safety Advisory panel for the CTS Provincial Safety Committee.

As a former K&E and CTS Alberta Education Resource Manager and CBE lead for the Southern Alberta CTS Resource Centre, Deborah provided innovative, strategic leadership for the acquisition, development and implementation of CTS and K&E (and former IOP as well) resource materials, programs of study and the KE online guide, the Studio in addition to a number of safety resources, particularly, the Alberta Education Integrating Health and Safety document and the CTS Health and Safety Handbook. As an author with McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Rogue Media, Classroom Video and Alberta Education, she has written both academic and occupational curriculum and resources.

Deborah has facilitated many diverse professional development opportunities and partnerships across the province with school jurisdictions, post-secondary, business and industry and ATA Councils. She continues to mentor student learners, teachers and administrators in implementing provincial legislation, regulation, policy, programs of study using effective pedagogical practice and personalization of learning.

Past President: Lloyd Bloomfield

780.424.1270 | phone

PastPresident@ctscouncil.com

Lloyd Bloomfield is an experienced Construction and Design teacher with Edmonton Public Schools who is also the current Assistant Principal at the Amiskwaciy Academy. He was previously the CTS Department Head at Harry Ainlay School. As well as being a journeyman carpenter, Lloyd is the district lead for Design Studies for EPSB, a long-time volunteer and supporter for many CTS competitions, and an active member of a number of CTS-related professional organizations at the provincial level.

Conference Director: Deborah MacFadyen/Paul Bohnert

ConferenceDirector@ctscouncil.com

Deborah MacFadyen, currently with Calgary Board of Education as the Site Leader for Westbrook Outreach, is an experienced K-12 educator, administrator, PD facilitator and published author whose academic credentials include B.Sc., B.Ed. and M.Ed. in Teaching, Learning and Supervision. Deborah has served in school, central office and Alberta Education settings in leadership roles in math, science, IOP, K&E courses, CTS courses, Career Pathways, Off-Campus and Health and Safety initiatives. Deborah is one of the founding members of the CTS Provincial Coordinator group and the Alberta Education Health and Safety Advisory panel for the CTS Provincial Safety Committee.

As a former K&E and CTS Alberta Education Resource Manager and CBE lead for the Southern Alberta CTS Resource Centre, Deborah provided innovative, strategic leadership for the acquisition, development and implementation of CTS and K&E (and former IOP as well) resource materials, programs of study and the KE online guide, the Studio in addition to a number of safety resources, particularly, the Alberta Education Integrating Health and Safety document and the CTS Health and Safety Handbook. As an author with McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Rogue Media, Classroom Video and Alberta Education, she has written both academic and occupational curriculum and resources.

Deborah has facilitated many diverse professional development opportunities and partnerships across the province with school jurisdictions, post-secondary, business and industry and ATA Councils. She continues to mentor student learners, teachers and administrators in implementing provincial legislation, regulation, policy, programs of study using effective pedagogical practice and personalization of learning.

Paul has been working for the CTS Council for more than five years which includes holding the conference director (Banff - 2010, Lake Louise - 2011, and Jasper - 2013) position for three of those years. Paul has taught in Calgary and Lethbridge in CTS positions at both the high school and middle school level.

Treasurer: Margareta Hinrichsen

587.985.8668 | phone

Treasurer@ctscouncil.com

My name is Margareta Hinrichsen and I became the Treasurer for the CTS Council in 2012. I possess an extensive financial background and prior to becoming a teacher I worked in the Banking Industry for many years. I obtained my Education Degree from the University of Alberta and graduated in 2002- majoring in Business Education. Just after I graduated I was contracted to write a one credit course for Legal Studies – Law and Small Business. I currently work for Alberta Distance Learning Centre and I am the Lead Teacher for Financial Management. I have, however, taught in numerous CTS occupational areas, which included classroom experience at Ross Sheppard High School in Edmonton. Since starting with ADLC, I have been active in promoting CTS courses in addition to developing courses within Financia Management,Tourism and Marketing & Mangement. In 2008, I became a Teacher Champion for the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. In this capacity, I strongly advocate the need to promote financial life and literacy skills to students and encourage teachers to use the free resources FCAC offers students, teachers and consumers.

Secretary: Carmen Wasylynuik

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Secretary@ctscouncil.com

ATA Staff Advisor: Ian Stewardson

1.800.232.7208 | phone

ATA@ctscouncil.com

Ian Stewardson is a staff officer in Member Services in the Southern Alberta Regional Office (SARO) of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. Prior to joining ATA staff, Ian served as a school-based administrator for 18 years. In that role, Ian was part of a team that renovated a high school with one of its programming areas being CTS (Cosmetology, Wood Construction, Fabrication, Mechanics, and Commercial Cooking). The diversity of this program was growing with the new facilities. Ian began his educational career as a junior high school Social Studies teacher. Throughout his career, Stewardson has been actively involved in his profession, serving on the Association Administrator Instructor Corps, as a Admin Rep on Local ATA, and as a member of Southern Alberta Professional Development Consortium Board. Ian holds Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Calgary and a Master of Arts (Education) degree from the San Diego State University. Stewardson has worked in all settings K to 12 and has been heavily involved with mentoring new administrators, and teachers.

Council Members - Voting

Membership Services: Alicia Kneeland

403.304.7711 | phone

PublicRelations@ctscouncil.com

As I enter my 5th year as an educator, I currently teach Cosmetology, Business, and CALM at Wm. E. Hay Composite High School. I enjoy coaching the JV girls Volleyball team, and running the ECO Club in our school. I attended the BEd program at U of A, and completed the transfer program from RDC. I earned my Red Seal Journeyman's Hairstylist ticket in 2000 and I owned a Salon in Innisfail, AB for 5 years and have worked as a hairstylist for over 14 years. I am very family focused and plan on bringing an energetic, upbeat, and positive attitude to the CTS team. I am excited to be the Member Services Coordinator on Council.

Communications Director: Karen Keifer and Cecil Hall

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CommunicationsDirector@ctscouncil.com

Provincial Executive Council (PEC) Liaison: heather McCaig

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PEC@ctscouncil.com

Professional Development (PD) North West: Gina Troskot

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PDNorthwest@ctscouncil.com

Professional Development (PD) North East: Josh Backer

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PDNortheast@ctscouncil.com

Professional Development (PD) Edmonton: Cheryl Boos

780.408.9000 | phone

PDEdmonton@ctscouncil.com

I Graduated from both University of Alberta; CTS majoring in Human Ecology, and from Olds College; majoring in Fashion Merchandising. Presently, I’m teaching at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton, Foods and Fashion Studies, along with being the Department Head for CTS department. I have been teaching high school foods and fashion studies for 18 years. I truly love teaching within my specialty and hope in instill the passion I have into the students that I teach. I believe that I must challenge myself with new technology, techniques and practices to keep my classes forward moving. Thus, I believe and encourage professional development and collaboration whenever possible.

In my new position of Professional Development Director – Edmonton area, I’m excited and welcome the chance to encourage and inform my colleagues of the various PD opportunities with in Alberta. I know this year will be exciting.

Professional Development (PD) Central: Vincent Artymko

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PDCentral@ctscouncil.com

I teach in Central Alberta for the families of the Elk Island Catholic Schools. My industry experience includes Construction and in the Protective Coatings.

Professional Development (PD) Calgary: Stephan DeLoof

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PDCAlgary@ctscouncil.com

Professional Development (PD) South: Paul Bohnert

403.393.5155 | phone

PDSouth@ctscouncil.com

Paul has been working for the CTS Council for more than five years which includes holding the conference director (Banff - 2010, Lake Louise - 2011, and Jasper - 2013) position for three of those years. Paul has taught in Calgary and Lethbridge in CTS positions at both the high school and middle school level.

 

Council Members - Non-Voting

University of Lethbridge Liasion: Position Open

 

University of Alberta Liasion: Bonnie Watt

780-492-5191

UofA@ctscouncil.com

Alberta Education Liasion: Bill Lomax

Toll Free 310-0000

ABED@ctscouncil.com