Thom Stecher is a nationally-recognized motivational speaker and educational consultant. He specializes in self-esteem, wellness, and student assistance programs. Raised in a family of educators, Thom believes that education is a life-long process and that we all teach best what we most need to learn. It is therefore imperative that we teach each other.
Thom has spent over 40 years educating and mentoring students, teachers, administrators and board members. He is one of the original developers of the nationally-recognized and acclaimed Masonic Model Student Assistance Program and has expanded the model to developmentally appropriate programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The program is in use in over 30 states, and in Canada.
Thom's current passion is providing school board and administrative retreats and professional learning opportunities for K-12 staff. The primary focus of this work is the integration of social emotional learning with academic achievement and helping school districts transform into Whole Child centered environments. Thom believes that budgets and test scores must be subordinate to people. Caring for students and staff must be our highest priority. Connection, compassion, and courage are the future of education.