Henry C. Thiele Ed.D.
To provide and develop ideas, knowledge, and resources with others so that together we can share a passion for learning and use that energy to impact changes in our students’ lives.
Director of Technology: July 2007 to Present for Maine Township High School District 207 Park Ridge, Illinois. As a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet and the District Instructional Team I have helped lead the district forward in achieving many of its goals. My responsibilities include planning, purchasing, deploying, maintaining, and integrating technology into the school culture and curriculum for a school district of 7000 students and 1500 staff. I am directly responsible for over 20 staff members and up to a $4 million/year budget. Over the past five years our technology and leadership team has helped to make District 207 a nationally recognized district. My decisions have led to over $1 million in savings and have helped to shape the vision of 21st century learning in Maine 207.
President of SET Connections: June 2008 to Present. A Non-profit organization aimed at assisting Special Education Teachers through technology to meet the needs of their students and act as a voice for the needs of those involved in Special Education.
Educational Consultant: January 2008 to Present. I have led staff development, helped design curriculum, evaluated programs, integrated cost efficiencies, develop appropriate technology staffing models, create and modify policies, integrate Google Apps for Education, and have advised schools and companies on technological and curricular decisions.
Education and Degrees
Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizational Change. Roosevelt University Chicago, Illinois (4.0 GPA). My dissertation investigated the influences of my website on instruction, communication, and relationships among classroom stakeholders. I was a finalist for Roosevelt University’s Inaugural Outstanding Dissertation Award.
Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership. Roosevelt University Chicago, Illinois (4.0 GPA). My studies focused on curriculum, instruction, and assessment in a postmodern setting. Our investigations and practice of instructional methodologies included cooperative learning, thematic instruction, problem based learning, project based learning, constructivism, constructionisim, and multiple intelligence theory.
Bachelor of Arts: Secondary Education. Concordia University River Forest, Illinois. I earned a double major in Instrumental Music and Physical Sciences. I had the opportunity to experience twice the usual amount of instructional methods courses, which has given me a wider and more varied focus to become an instructional leader throughout my career.
Type 75 – State of Illinois in General Administration (Superintendent Endorsement in Progress).
Type 09 ‐ State of Illinois in Secondary Education 6‐12. Endorsements in High School, and Middle School chemistry, earth science, physical science, and instrumental music.
Google Certified Teacher, Administrator, and Google Apps Edu Certified Trainer.
Adjunct Professor: January 2005 – December 2010 for Roosevelt University Chicago, Illinois. I have taught in the Department of Education where my subject area content has included the philosophies, methods, and fundamentals of teaching with a focus on planning, standards, best practices of instruction, strategies for helping students with special needs succeed, and assessment techniques.
Technology Coordinator: March 2005 – June 2007 for District 211 Palatine, Illinois. James B. Conant High School Hoffman Estates, Illinois. I was responsible for the school’s educational technology department and resources, for technology planning, staff development, and integration including managing the school’s technology staff and budgets. I co-led the staff development committee, helped to develop the master schedule, and organize state PSAE testing.
Teacher: August 1996-2005 for District 211 Palatine, Illinois. James B. Conant High School Hoffman Estates, Illinois. I taught in both the music and science departments. My class load consisted of earth science, chemistry, advanced chemistry and physical science while I also directed all levels of band. I was active as a coach and activity sponsor as well in musicals, variety shows, badminton, pep band, marching band, and computer club.
Related Experience, Professional Activities, and Accomplishments
Illinois Computing Educators Conference (ICE) Co-Chair: (2012-13) and Member of ICE conference planning committee organizing keynote and spotlight speakers while responsible for the luncheon speaker event.
Founding member and leader of the Illinois Google Apps User Group: the first user led Google Apps EDU support group in the world, which is now formally supported by Google.
Conference Committee Co-Chair for the Inaugural Midwest Google Apps Summit: an effort in collaboration among Google and educators in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin that featured Google Certified Trainers and included over 500 attendees.
Lead Learner for Google Teachers Academy: for teachers and administrators in 2010.
Lead Learner for Computer Using Educators: “Google Workshop for Educators” professional development series of workshops.
Presenter: on topics relating to instruction and technology at conferences nationwide such as T+L, ASCD, METC, IETC, ISTE, ICE, for corporations such as Google and Follett, and for many government agencies in Illinois.
Administrator academy featured presenter: for North Cook Instructional Services Center, South Cook Intermediate Service Center, Kishwaukee Intermediate Delivery System, the Education Leaders Network, and the Kane County Regional Office of Education along with the ICE Conference to deliver administrator academies on Instructional Leadership and Technology.
Curriculum designer and writer for Career Education Corporation: “EDU639 - Twenty First Century Learning (OEDT 5088)”, a graduate level on-line course.
Curriculum designer for Aurora University’s Collaborating Academic Partnership Program: “Google Apps in the Collaborative Classroom”, and taught the course in the summer of 2011.
Contracted writer and consultant: Riverside Publishing Itasca, Illinois (1999-2000). I wrote, reviewed, and edited test questions for several different state NCLB assessments.
Director of Youth Ministries: Holy Cross Lutheran Church Wheaton, Illinois (Jan. 2000-July 2001). I was responsible for the entire youth program and ministry including planning, budgeting, and program organization.
Composer: of “A Celebration of Living”. A setting of music for concert band. Conducted and performed in 1998.
Scouting honors: of Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor.
Publications and Books
Reviewer: for Classroom Instruction that Works, 2nd Ed., McREL 2012.
Featured blogger: for the Tech Learning Advisor Blog at http://www.techlearning.com/blogs
Published: in Curriculum Trends: A Reference Handbook, by Janesick.
Featured in publications: by Mashable, Google, Follett, CDW, and Tech & Learning.
Author: of the “To Learn Twice” blog at http://henrythiele.blogspot.com/ since 2006.
Illinois Computing Educators
International Society for Technology in Education
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Consortium of School Networking
Google Apps Certified Trainers
Google Certified Teachers
Google Apps Illinois K12 User Group
North Suburban Secondary Schools Technology Consortium
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