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.

TED-X Powell River

Tom was recorded at the Powell River TED-X talk, on his favourite topic “I am the future.”


pyramid of behavior interventionsLook for Tom’s bestselling book ‘Pyramid of Behavior Interventions‘ (with co-authors Charlie Coleman and Chris Weber) which is now in its second printing.

The book combines the best of professional learning communities, positive behavior support, effective assessment practice, relationship building and response to intervention with seven keys serving as the organizational structure.

Contact Tom Hierck to pre-order or follow this link.


Tom is a compelling presenter, infusing 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 dynamic presentations explore the importance of positive learning environments and the role of assessment to improve student learning. Ongoing support and consultation ensure that the methods to achieve these ends are implemented and upheld over the longer term. 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.

Educational Consulting

Tom has worked with district/division leaders as well as school leaders on the design and implementation of structures and programs that promote effective practice and produce positive results. The initial on-site visits can be followed up by various forms of electronic communication so that ongoing support is available as staff and student populations evolve over time, ensuring the long term success of districts, schools and students.