STAT Teacher Excellence Award

2021 Winner

Arnold Neufeld

He is a great teacher who is always acting as an ambassador for PAA, whether convincing the division of the importance of programming or advocating for PAA at the provincial level. He has been an executive member of STAT for many years and has helped train many PAA teachers in the province. His former students talk about how amazing of a teacher he was regularly. He has also been instrumental in expanding the offerings available in PAA as an advocate in curriculum renewal.

2019 Winner

Todd Heibert

He is an amazing teacher who always puts his students first, in this he is always giving his students opportunities to try things most can only dream of and inspire them on all that is possible.. He is very innovative and has the abilities to create anything he thinks of.

Nominated By: Virgil Rovensky and Glenn Kucey

2018 Winner

Dennis Muzyk

(Melville Comprehensive GSSD)
His students have consistently won various medals at Skills Sask and Skills Nationals. He consistently produces students who are competitive in Welding. He promotes the trades everyday and many students have continued in the trades, especially welding, because of him. Dennis has helped many teachers in our division to enhance their skills and is always there if anyone has a question. He is not only knowledgeable in welding but also has assisted people, including me in teaching construction and mechanics. He is an outstanding teacher and an all around great person.

Nominated By: Michael Wilk & Stuart Wilson

2017 Winners

Gord Heidel

Executive Director | Regina District Industry Education Council | Regina, SK
Gordon has worn many hats throughout his career. He was a Practical and Applied Arts Instructor, Department Head, Core Leader, Learning Leader, Work Experience Coordinator, Career Development and PAA Consultant, Saskatchewan Ministry of Education PAA Coordinator, President of the Saskatchewan Career & Work Exploration Association.

Andrea Calow

Woods and Drafting Instructor | Tommy Douglas Collegiate | Saskatoon, SK
Andrea pours her heart in soul into everything that she pursues. Her level of expertise and energy make her a talented educator but it is the way that she connects with students which makes her a truly great teacher. Andrea is a true professional who is actively and deeply engaged in her professional development and she encourages and demands the same of her colleagues. Andrea is a tireless advocate of student success and will not allow students to get away with any less than their very best. She exemplifies all that it means to be a great teacher and for that I believe that Andrea deserves to be recognized.

Kevin Chiasson

Practical and Applied Arts Instructor | Minahik Waskahigan School | Saskatoon, SK
“Kevin is a true professional. He excels at whatever challenge he is given. He was asked to teach Robotics, an area in which he had very little training or expertise in. Due to hard work and determination, he taught/coached his students to a 7th place Medal of Excellence finish at Worlds. Kevin is a humble man who does not take credit for the students’ successes. He has a wealth of knowledge and skill in the field of PAA that he is willing to share with other teachers and students.”

Membership Awards

Members of STAT can nominate fellow members to receive Recognition Awards. Nominees must be in attendance at Convention to receive awards.


STAT Bursary

Value: $500

Open to members of STAT to assist with Professional Development opportunities.

To Apply:
Complete the application form and submit to the STAT executive for consideration.​