Henry Thiele

Superintendent in Downers Grove, Illinois

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I serve as the superintendent of Community High School District 99, which serves over 5,000 students, drawing from several area communities District 99 is recognized as one of the first districts to fully close the “Homework Gap” by ensuring every student has access at school and home to a computer, digital resources, and Internet access. I often share my expertise in educational technology with a focus on personalizing education through the lens of care. Throughout my career I have led others through the deployment of several large-scale initiatives related to teaching, learning, and technology. Examples include working with Google to bring Google for Education into many K-12 settings (including the first deployment of Google in the K-12 setting), launching full-scale 1:1 learning programs, transitioning print resources to digital platforms, and leading the districts to be recognized nationally for innovations in technology and learning.

My most important roles are those of a husband and father of two amazing children. I am active in my community as a coach of a travel baseball team and on the Lake Park Band Auxiliary Board. I have also served on the on the Board of Education for Roselle School District 12 and as a scout leader in the community.

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  • Work
    • Community High School Dist. 99
  • Education
    • Loyola University
    • Roosevelt University
    • Concordia University
    • College of DuPage