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Published on May 21, 2013
http://tedxpowellriver.com/ Tom Hierck has been an educator since 1983 in a career that has spanned all grade levels and many 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.
Tom infuses his message of hope with strategies culled from the real world. He understands that educators face unprecedented challenges and knows which strategies will best serve learning communities. Tom has presented to schools and districts across North America with a message of celebration for educators seeking to make a difference in the lives of students. 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.
Tom and his wife of 31 years, Ingrid, are the proud parents of three children and grandparents to two amazing granddaughters and one delightful grandson. In his spare time Tom likes to run and he has completed over 40 marathons.
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