Principal Alex Carter At Telluride's Between The Covers Thursday Night

[click “Play”, Alex Carter talks about his book]

InsidersCover Telluride is not just any small town. And Telluride Middle School/High School principal Alex Carter is not just any school administrator. In 2003, Carter was recognized as one of the top educators in the United States with his selection to receive a National Milken Educator Award. And Alex Carter is also an author.

On Thursday, August 12, starting at 6:30 p.m., Carter will be on hand at Between the Covers bookstore to sign copies of his latest effort, “The Insider’s Guide to High School: A Parent’s Handbook for the Ninth Grade Year,” (Vandamere Press, 2010), a work he co-authored with Tim Healey. (Together the writing team have 40 years of teaching experience.)

The focus of “The Insider’s Guide to High School” is facilitating the transition to high school, including how to help kids become more organized, factor in extracurricular activities, deal with bad grades, handle poor student-teacher relationships and the wrong crowd. Appendixes present sample forms and lists on academic web sites, college preparation sites, resources for postsecondary planning, college search information, financial aid, and general education sources for parents.

“The Insider’s Guide to High School”  received high marks from the prestigious Library Journal.

To learn more, click the “play” button and listen to Alex Carter’s interview.

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