Staff Intro


RDIEC Executive Director:


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.



Renette Edgar spent 31 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 retired for the past year but looks forward to her new role as program facilitator for RDIEC. 


 Doug Sthamann

Program Facilitator

I began my career in RCSD and then moved to rural settings where I taught most of my career in middle level.  I came back into RPSD for my final years of a 32 year career.  My teaching involved many coaching experiences,educational endeavours as well as organizing SLC activities and outdoor educational experiences for the students. I look forward organizing and taking part in new experiences for high school students with RDIEC in the future.