Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Elkins Pointe Middle School
On 3/26/12, I spoke in Roswell...but not because of this book I wrote:
No, I was in the Roswell in Georgia, not New Mexico (though a movie theater there is cleverly called "Area 51").
While I didn’t encounter any UFOs in the Georgia Roswell, I did encounter something else rare and noteworthy: Susan Grigsby, my kind host, was the 2011 Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year. Another congrats, Susan!
I spoke three times at Elkins Pointe and was more than humbled when Susan told me that some of the students who attended the first presentation asked if they could go again to my second or third (which was the same presentation).
And I was heartened that the school/teachers allowed that. To me, such a decision exemplifies the best of effective education: spontaneous support of a student who shows interest in something beneficial, even if it means deviating from the schedule. Thanks again for having me, Elkins Pointe.