Robert L. Thies

Education:   B.A. St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN Art/Education, May 1987

  Western Michigan University, Elementary Ed. Minor/Cert, 1989

  MED Saginaw Valley State University, Principalship Major, 2004


Teaching Certification:   Michigan Continuing Certificate

    Grades 7-8 All Subjects

    Grades K-12 LX

    K-5 All Sub (K-8 Self CC)



Feb. 2016 -Full Steam Ahead AIMS Workshop, Feb. 9th, 2016 at 8:30-9:40am  3D Printing and Design 

June 2015 -National NCGS Conference Presentation - 3-D Printing in Art and Science

July 2015 - Connecting Collections Teacher Workshop, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

September 2013 - present, Teacher, Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, Mi. 48303-0801

2013-present Art Teacher, Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls

September 1987- June 2013, Teacher, Grosse Pointe Public School System, 389 St. Cair Ave. Grosse Pointe, Michigan 48236

1987-88, 1989-90 Art Teacher, Trombly Elementary School

1987-88, 1989-90 Art Teacher, Grosse Pointe South High School

2006-2012 Teacher Leader for People to People Student Ambassador Programs


1998-2001  Interversal Inc. (home business) 

1986 Kodaikanal International School, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India 642-101


My hobbies include travel, art, and photography (digital and film).  To this end, I collect and use old and new cameras, am always planning a trip, and occasionally make a painting.











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