Sheila Stenzel is a geologist, holding an MSc degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and PhD from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Sheila joined MineralsEd in 1999, first as a volunteer presenter for MineralsEd's in-service workshops, then as Education Program coordinator until 2003 when she became Director. Raised in farm country, Sheila brought with her strong academic background in geosciences and teaching experience, a great appreciation for the primary resources Earth provides. She provided geology instruction at MineralsEd's teacher workshops and was involved in all other aspects of MineralsEd program development and delivery. Her long-time affiliation with the school program built a good understanding of both the world of education and the BC broad-based mining community. Sheila retired from MineralsEd at the end of 2019. Sheila has helped to provide current and practical educational materials and quality learning experiences for thousands of teachers teaching and hundreds of thousands of students learning about our Earth, its mineral resources, and mining in school.
For her work with MineralsEd, Sheila received the Order of Sancta Barbara in 2009 from the CIM and was nominated in 2010 for the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award in the category of Education, Training and Development.