CTEC Council Executive

President: Paul Bohnert

Paul Bohnert has worked with the Council for more than thirteen years.  He has been the CTEC Conference Director seven times and represented the southern portion of the province as south PD Director for twelve years.  He currently teaches at Senator Joyce Fairbairn Middle school in Lethbridge.  Paul has been providing PD sessions for the past ten years in the areas of CTF, CTS, Science, Social Studies, Assessment and 21st Century Pedagogy.  Paul is excited to be taking on his new role of CTEC Vice President and working to reconnect CTS and CTF teachers across Alberta as we move past challenges of COVID. 

Email: President@ctecalberta.ca


Vice President / Conference Director: Susannah Killey

Susannah Killey is a Fashion Studies teacher at Saint Oscar Romero High School in Edmonton.  She is actively trying to revive fashion studies through both her students and her colleagues.  Through Skills Alberta, Technical Theatre and Alberta Youth Theatre Collective, she expands what she does in the classroom with enriching opportunities for her students outside of the regular teaching day.  CTEC Teacher of the Year (2017) and creator of the Fashion Studies of Alberta Facebook group, she is heavily involved in creating PD opportunities for other teachers including teaching sessions, collaborating with post-secondary institutions and planning PD days. 




Past President: Lloyd Bloomfield

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.



Ian Stewardson

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 and 11 years as a Junior High Social Studies Teacher and Guidance Counsellor. He has worked in schools ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Throughout his career, Stewardson has been actively involved in his profession, serving on the Association Administrator Instructor Corps, as an 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.  His experience includes involvement with mentoring new administrators, and teachers.

 Email: ATA@ctecalberta.ca


Treasurer: Margareta Hinrichsen

Margareta Hinrichsen has been the treasurer of the CTS Council for many years and CETC for the past year since changing our governance model. She has an extensive financial background and prior to becoming a teacher she worked in the Banking Industry for many years. She obtained her Education Degree from the University of Alberta and graduated in 2002- majoring in Business Education. Just after she graduated she was contracted to write a one credit course for Legal Studies – Law and Small Business. She currently work for Alberta Distance Learning Centre and she is the Lead Teacher for Financial Management. She has, however, taught in numerous CTS occupational areas, which included classroom experience at Ross Sheppard High School in Edmonton. Since starting with ADLC, she has been active in promoting CTS courses in addition to developing courses within Financial Management, Tourism and Marketing & Management. In 2008, she became a Teacher Champion for the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. In this capacity, she strongly advocates 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. Her ability to keep track of the finances of the organization are the prerequisites that put this council back toward solvency.

Email: Treasurer@ctecalberta.ca

Secretary / Conference Director: Shannon Dunsmuir (she/her)

Shannon is a high school teacher at Black Gold Outreach in Leduc.  She has a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology specializing in Technology in Education from the University of Alberta.  Shannon also holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Griffith University, and is an Associate of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.  Prior to getting into teaching, Shannon worked in banking for many years as a Senior Financial Advisor.

Email: Secretary@ctecalberta.ca


Membership Services and Social Media:Philip Scott

Philip has been working with Edmonton Catholic School Division since 2007 and is currently the CTS/CTF Consultant for Edmonton Catholic. Originally trained in Science and Math, he started his teaching career in rural Alberta from Elementary to High School. He quickly found his passion in CTF/CTS and Career options for students. He is happy to be part of CTEC which has provided him so much professional development over the years, as well as given him the opportunity to develop contacts and close friends.

Email: PublicRelations@ctecalberta.ca


Communications: Cecil Hall

Cecil Hall brings an excellent command of technology and has been working this year to transition our website from a google driven site to one which is housed by the ATA. This has been a considerable amount of work. He has ideas how to make the website even more user friendly. He currently is teaching at Nelson Mandela High School in Calgary in the area of financial management. 

Email: CommunicationsDirector@ctecalberta.ca


PD Director South:OPEN


Email: PDSouth@ctecalberta.ca

PD Director Calgary and Area: Sheldon D'Souza

Sheldon is new to the CTEC Executive Council and will represent the Calgary Area as the Professional Development Director for CTEC. Currently, He works with the Calgary Board of Education at Crescent Heights High School, specializing in Automotives. He graduated from the Bridge to Teaching Certification Program through the University of Alberta, which allows tradespeople to teach in CTS.

Before entering the academic domain, he acquired 15 years of industry training, including automotive parts, heavy-duty, independent and dealership experience. During this time, he achieved his Automotive Service Technology Diploma through SAIT Polytechnic, Master Toyota Technician with Hybrid Certification, and Automotive Service Technician Red Seal designation. This experience has allowed him to elevate student learning and development. He aims to advocate for the CTS and CTF members in his area to foster professional development and support the ongoing needs of programs within the Calgary and area region.

Email: PDCalgary@ctecalberta.ca

PD Director Central:Corry Ragust

Corry is the principal of J.C. Charyle School in Hanna and has worked with CTEC for over a year. Before working in education, he worked as a journeyman automotive mechanic at the local Dodge dealership.

As an active advocate for CTS/CTF programming in the schools he works in. Corry looks forward to supporting PD for teachers in Alberta’s central area.


Email: PDCentral@ctecalberta.ca

PD Director Edmonton: Justin Gabinet

Justin Gabinet is a veteran CTS teacher and former leadership and department lead with a passion for teaching real-life skills to students. With six years of experience teaching Foods, he is a master teacher who believes in the power of hands-on learning. Justin is a professional Human Ecologist with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of food and nutrition. In 2022, he appeared on the Food Network's Wall of Bakers, showcasing his culinary talents and creativity. Justin's dedication to his craft and his students is unmatched, making him a true inspiration to all who know him




PD Director North East: Josh Backer

I graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Secondary Education majoring in CTS: Trades, Manufacturing and Transportation. I currently teach primarily construction and fabrication from grade 7-12 at Glendon School in Glendon, Alberta. I am the off-campus education coordinator for our building as well as an outdoor education and physical education teacher. I look forward to pursuing professional development opportunities for our VAST area of the north east. I am very excited to bring the issues of small town isolated programs to the executive to help our programs thrive and continue to serve our students in the north east area. I look forward to representing the area.


PD Director Northwest:Tracy

Email: PDNorthwest@ctecalberta.ca


District Representative - Heather McCaig

Heather began teaching in 1995 at Irvine School in Southern Alberta.  She moved into Medicine Hat and taught at Southview Elementary School, Medicine Hat High School and moved to Crescent Heights High School in 1999.  At this time she became involved with the local ATA and was Vice-President moving to President during a 15 year period.  In 2015 she was elected at the District Representative for the Southeast.  The CTEC council is a natural fit for Heather as her leadership classes are comprised of modules from many CTS streams.