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Pérsida and Bill Himmele

Associate Professors, Millersville University

Pérsida and Bill are associate professors at Millersville University in southeastern Pennsylvania. They are the authors of several books and articles, including the ASCD best-seller Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner.

Pérsida has been an elementary and middle school teacher in bilingual and multilingual classrooms and a district administrator serving English language learners in a high-incidence district. Bill is a former teacher of English as a second language and speech pathologist. He is a frequent speaker on issues related to increasing student engagement and teaching English language learners. You can follow Pérsida and Bill on Twitter: @persidahimmele and @williamhimmele.


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