Savvas Auténtico Spanish Program for Grades 6-12 ¡Hola! Meet the Auténtico Authors


Peggy Palo Boyles

During her foreign language career of over forty years, Peggy Palo Boyles has taught elementary, secondary, and university students in both private and public schools. She is currently an independent consultant who provides assistance to schools, districts, universities, state departments of education, and other organizations of foreign language education. Her areas of expertise include curriculum, assessment, cultural instruction, professional development, and program evaluation. She was a member of the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for the K-12 Learners task force and served as a Senior Editor for the project. She also served on the Advisory Committee for the ACTFL Assessment for Performance and Proficiency of Languages (AAPPL). Peggy is a past president of the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Language Education. 

Myriam Met

For most of her professional life, Myriam (Mimi) Met has worked in the public schools. She was a high school teacher in New York, then a K-12 supervisor of language programs in the Cincinnati Public Schools. Myriam also served as a Coordinator of Foreign Language in Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools. After a long career in public education, she joined the National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland, where she worked on K-12 language policy and infrastructure development. She currently works with schools and school districts as an independent consultant.

Richard S. Sayers

Rich Sayers has been involved in world languages education since 1978. He taught Spanish at Niwot High School in Longmont, Colorado, for 18 years, where he taught levels 1 through AP Spanish. While at Niwot High School, Rich served as department chair, district foreign language coordinator, and board member of the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers and the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching. In 1991, Rich was selected as one of the Disney Company’s Foreign Language Teacher Honorees for the American Teacher Awards. Rich has served as a world languages consultant for Savvas since 1996. He is currently the vice president of humanities in Savvas’s Sales division.