Tom Hierck

Tom Hierck

Tom Hierck has been an educator since 1983 in a career that has spanned all grade levels and roles in public education. His experiences as a teacher, administrator, district leader, department of education project leader, and executive director have provided a unique context for his education philosophy.

Humbled and honoured to make this list of global gurus and capture the #20 slot. Thanks to colleagues who add to my learning and allow me to grow. This recognition is because of you!

New Book Release!Starting a Movement

Starting A Movement will be on the shelves at the beginning of August and promises to be Tom’s bestselling book to date!

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With 29 years of experience in public education—including secondary, middle, and elementary schools—Tom is a compelling presenter and staff developer, infusing his message of hope with strategies culled from the real world. He understands that educators in North America face unprecedented challenges and knows the proactive strategies that will serve learning communities best. His belief that “every student is a success story waiting to be told” has led him to work with teachers and administrators to create positive school cultures and build effective relationships that facilitate learning for all students.

Presenter and Author

Tom has presented to schools and districts across North America. He has recently published a book (see to the right) that examines the connection between behavior and academics and delivers the message in the form of seven keys. He is also the best selling author of a book that celebrates the role of the teacher, and has contributed chapters to the Tom Guskey edited anthologies TAAL and PAAL. All the titles are available through Solution Tree. Tom’s message is one of celebration for educators who are seeking to make a difference in the lives of students. His dynamic presentations explore the importance of positive learning environments and the role of assessment to improve student learning.  Check here for more on Tom’s publications.