Mr. Thiel was raised in New Orleans and holds a B.A. in Education in 1972 and a Masters of Education in 1973 from Southeastern Louisiana University. He has over 33 years experience including: Southeast Louisiana Hospital School, Tulane University Head Track Coach, Fontainebleau Jr. High School, and other St. Tammany schools. He accepted this position because he has worked many years with troubled youth and has always felt a calling for this work. Mr. Thiel enjoys running, camping, hiking, biking, and most other sports. He believes that education is a life long process that we are always involved in, as both student and teachers.