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Bill Habermehl is the county superintendent of schools for Orange County California. With his wealth of experience at the local, state and national level he has developed an understanding of what an audience wants from an outstanding presentation.

Bill began his career as a science teacher and football coach in Orange County California and had such a positive influence on the lives of the students that years later his impact is still felt. Bill is actively involved with local business and community organizations. He serves on or is directly involved with over 35 boards. These include: the Orange County Business Council, United Way of Orange County, Discovery Science Center, the Ocean Institute, Drug Abuse is Life Abuse, Pretend City, Junior Achievement and many more. These contacts and experience have given him a wealth of stories and real life experiences that bring his public speaking to a new and exciting level.

Bill is a fantastic communicator with people of all ages and backgrounds. He engages his audience with a dynamic presentation made up of video clips, beautiful slides and sometimes infused with magic that keeps everyone on the edge of their seats. Bill has been writing monthly articles for a number of educational publications and has his own television show Spotlight on Education which focuses on current events and issues in education. Bill recently had the distinction of filling in as the closing keynote speaker when former President Bill Clinton was unable to do so at the national conference of the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA).

Additionally, Bill is an inventor and has been honored with several prestigious awards:

  • Superintendent of Distinction Award bestowed by Pepperdine Univ. 2010
  • Power-Packed Philanthropist Award bestowed by the Orange County Community Foundation. 2011

New for 2011! Bill recently finished his second book entitled: From Diploma: the ACCESS Code to Student Success. This exciting book shares the story of the program he started over 20 years ago which has saved literally hundreds of thousands of students from dropping out of school and going on to be successful in community colleges, universities and career technical programs. This fantastic book comes with a DVD highlighting the actual stories of five students and their teachers and support staff. This is a must read and see book! Bill’s presentation about turning around schools and dealing with at risk kids sets the stage for everyone wanting to make a difference for the students in their school or district. For more information and how to obtain your copy of the book please go to:

Having Bill Habermehl as a keynote speaker or moderator will bring new life and excitement to your program. You will find the testimonials and video clips of a few of his presentations will show you just how exciting he can be. With a little magic thrown in, everyone will walk away saying “WOW”