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The Madera Tribune

Bill Coate

Job Title: 
columnist, freelance education reporter and historian
Formerly of Madera Unified School District

William "Bill" Coate is a San Joaquin Valley historian, author, television personality and retired public school teacher with 36 years of classroom experience. He is the award-winning founder of the Madera Method, a research-based educational program that uses primary source materials to help students explore history. He writes about the past of our nation and valley with a weekly column and story. He also writes articles pertaining to local schools.