Headmaster Z. VANCE WILSON
Of Top U.S. Prep School With Former U.S. Vice President
and Apollo Astronaut Alumni
Offers 5 Tips For Helping Kids Get Out of Their Own Way and Succeed
In a New Book
A Veteran Educator’s Guide to Raising Children
As an educational leader, experienced teacher, and father, Z. Vance Wilson knows how vital it is to remain a compass for young people on the unpredictable path to maturity. In his brand, new book, EACH DAY: A Veteran Educator’s Guide to Raising Children (Rowman & Littlefield; May 2017; $25.00 Hardcover; ISBN: 978-1-4758-2776-7), Wilson offers a collection of reflections and insights for parents or caretakers struggling to provide a firm foundation for navigating the storms of adolescence in a world of turbulence.
For an interview, Z. Vance Wilson can discuss:
- encouraging heroism but avoiding blind loyalty;
- the fallacy of “quality time;”
- the logic of establishing routines and rituals;
- the true meaning of service and the negative lessons of required, measured time social service;
- the importance of letting boys be boys, while recognizing each child’s need for a balance of active exploration and silent contemplation; and
- Notable alumni such as Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut; Al Gore Jr., 45th Vice President of the United States, Jeffrey Wright, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor (Angels in America, Basquiat, Syriana, The Hunger Games films) and more!
Z. Vance Wilson will be available for national and local in-studio interviews:
- Monday, May 1 – Philadelphia
- Friday, May 12 – Boston
- Monday, May 15 – Tuesday, May 16 – NYC
- Thursday, May 18 – Friday, May 19 – Washington, DC
Z. VANCE WILSON has served as headmaster of St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., since 1999. A graduate of Yale University with degrees from Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of Virginia, he previously taught and served as administrator at the Lovett School in Atlanta, Georgia; the Asheville School in Asheville, North Carolina; the Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin; the Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware; and the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland. His previous books include an account of integration in Southern private schools and the award-winning novel The Quick and the Dead.
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