Anne Thies

Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

College of Education


  • Ed.D. - Educational Leadership, University of St. Francis (2016)
  • M.S. - Educational Leadership, University of St. Francis (2011)
  • B.S. - Business Administration, Ball State University (1997)

Additional Qualifications:

  • General Administrative Endorsement, University of St. Francis (2011)
  • Professional Educator License, Northwestern University (2003)

Academic and Professional Highlights


  • Emerging Leaders 2016 Nominee, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (2016)
  • Golden Apple Teacher Award Nominee (2008)


  • Mathematics Instructional Best Practices
  • Pre-service and In-service Professional Development
  • Mathematics Instructional Best Practices
  • Differentiation
  • Classroom Management
  • Assessment Strategies


  • Thies, A. (2019).  Math Centers: You Can Do It!  River Forest, IL: Lutheran Education Journal
  • Thies, A. & Thies, C. (2019).  Why I Became a Lutheran School Educator.  River Forst, IL: Lutheran Education Journal.
  • Thies, A. (2018).  Math Instruction: Then and Now.  Presentation for Concordia University Chicago's Golden Alumnae Reunion, River Forest, IL.
  • Thies, A. (2018). Differentiated Math: Math Work Stations Made Easy.  Presentation at the Concordia University Chicago Early Childhood Conference, River Forest, IL.
  • Thies, A., Boche, B., Bartels, S. (2017).  Disciplinary Literacies – Moving Beyond One Size Fits All.  Presentation at the Illinois Reading Conference, Peoria, IL.
  • Thies, A. (2017, 2016).  Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).  Presentation for Kirby School, District, Fernway Park Elementary School, Orland Hills, IL.

Prior Positions:

  • Kirby School District 140, Gifted & Talented Education and Math Intervention Services Specialist
  • Will County District 92, Math Intervention Specialist
  • Will County District 92, Elementary Education Classroom Teacher
  • Chicago Public Schools, Elementary Education Classroom Teacher
  • Marist High School, Director of Communications and Admissions