Photos: Pillars of America Speaker Series to feature Ron Clark

Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2009

JUNEAU - The Glacier Valley Rotary Club will present the 17th annual Pillars of America Speaker Series on Wednesday, April 22, and April 29 at Centennial Hall. Lunch is included. Tickets are available at both locations of Hearthside Books.

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Courtesy Of Ellen Walker
Courtesy Of Ellen Walker

Ron Clark, who has been called "America's Educator" and is the founder and mathematics teacher of The Ron Clark Academy, will speak Wednesday. In 2000, he was named Disney's American Teacher of the Year. He is a New York Times bestselling author whose book, "The Essential 55," has sold more than one million copies and has been published in 25 different countries.

Next Wednesday, April 29, David and Nic Sheff, father and son, will tell a dramatic story. Theirs is a story of how a child's drug addiction transforms a family. They have written two memoirs with different perspectives, showing how a child's meth habit nearly destroyed a son and devastated his father. Both have appeared on numerous interview shows, including Oprah.



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