Bill Cecil spoke to the Ferris State University student teachers just before they started their fall school placements. He absolutely energized the students through his dynamic presentation and helped them focus on creating classroom teams (learning communities) with which the student teachers and their students would work on the same goals for improving student achievement. Throughout their student teaching, the student teachers referred to the wonderful example that Bill provided. He is a great model and has incredible wisdom to share.
Michelle A. Johnston, Ph.D., Dean
College of Education and Human Services
Ferris State University