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"Dr. Thiele is able to transmit his incredible knowledge and expertise  in a way that is accessible to a diverse range of individual abilities.  He makes the integration of technology into instruction come alive.  His passion for the topic is contagious!"

Martha Eldredge Stark

Executive Director, NSERVE

Hank is a passionate educator and leader in the education technology space.  His peers look to him for guidance and support as they navigate the often confusing education technology landscape.  He generously shares his knowledge and supports colleagues as they work to make 21st century classrooms.  

Julia Stiglitz

Business Development Google Apps for Education


Hank is an innovative educational leader - and excels at sharing his experiences with others. He's a patient teacher, also unafraid to acknowledge difficult issues and admit when he doesn't know the answer. And he's thorough in his efforts to help you find the answer. He has a rare combination of educational perspective and technical knowledge, and he's been a valuable addition to the Google Teacher Academy (for administrators) and to CUE's Google Workshops for Educators (and Administrators). I'm thrilled he's a Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer, and he's a great choice for anyone who needs support implementing Google Apps for Education.

Mark Wagner, Ph.D.

Professional Development Coordinator, Computer Using Educators (CUE)

Director, Google Teacher Academy

When planning any workshop on technology at the North Cook Intermediate Service Center, we turn to Hank Thiele.  Consistently drawing top ratings and high praise from Administrators’ Academy course participants, Hank delivers on all dimensions of technology – vision, learning, infrastructure, practical application.  Combining astute perceptions of new developments and trends with his firm grounding in curriculum and instruction, Hank’s courses are characterized by his foresight and enthusiasm, always leaving participants prepared and motivated to make immediate improvements, but sorry to see the session come to a close.


Irene Rielly, Ed.D.,

Coordinator Administrators' Academy

North Cook Intermediate Service Center

Hank is my "go to" person for technology!  He knows about everything and is always willing to share information with colleagues. Hank's presentation style is light, friendly and fun. Tech can be a scary topic for many, Hank is sure to put everyone at ease and get them to the goal of learning and loving it!

Maureen Chertow Miller

Learning Coordinator, Instructional Technology

North Shore School District 112

Hank has the unique ability to translate technology into everyday language.  This, combined with his knowledge of Web 2.0 tools and their instructional implications, allow workshop participants to immediately experience success and start thinking in possibilities.  

Julie Fogarty

Principal, Forest Elementary School