About the Teacher

NAME: Mr. Eric Thiese

SCHOOL: St. Joseph School

CLASS: 4th Grade

School Phone: (708) 798-0467


About me...

I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago as the youngest of three boys. 
My parents felt it was important that we attended Catholic school and 
celebrate religion as a family. I attended St. Alexander 
School in Villa Park and St. Petronille School in Glen Ellyn. After 
graduating from Glenbard West High School, I attended Northwest Missouri 
State University where I received my Bachelor's Degree in elementary 
education. I student taught in St. Joseph, Missouri for one year after 
graduation. I was offered a position to teach 4th grade in Dallas, Texas. 
I was fortunate to teach 4th grade in the Dallas Public School District 
for eight years. During these years I furthered my education and received 
a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Science from the University of 
Texas, Arlington. I moved to Louisiana where I taught 4th and 5th grade 
math and science at St. John Berchman's in Grand Coteau. I decided to 
move back to the Chicagoland area after being away for 18 years. I wanted 
to spend more time with my parents, my brothers, and their families. While 
fourth grade will always hold a special place in my heart, I am looking 
forward to teaching 6-7th grade math and k-8 technology.
Welcome from the faculty, staff, and parents of St. Joseph School.

Our Mission...

To develop a deep conceptual knowledge of Math topics.