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Posted February 13, 2014

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APS Principal Authors Book on History of Education in Albuquerque

Ann Piper, principal at Wilson Middle School, tells the story of Albuquerque’s schools in her book "Education in Albuquerque" which comes out on Feb. 24.

Education in Albuquerque
By Ann Piper; Foreword by Dr. Ernie Stapleton
ISBN: 9781467131032
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
On Sale Feb. 24

A new book, Education in Albuquerque, authored by long-term APS principal Ann Piper, looks at the Albuquerque community’s evolving journey towards providing education to its youth. The book features over 200 photos and a captivating narration through time about Albuquerque’s schools - public, private and parochial.

Piper, principal at Wilson Middle School, has worked for APS for over 27 years as a teacher and administrator at West Mesa, Rio Grande and Highland high schools, Jackson and Wilson middle schools, and many summer school programs. Having recently earned her doctorate's degree at UNM, Piper chronicles the major trends that area schools experienced as the community grew from a small village into the major metropolis it is today.

As part of the Images of America series by Arcadia Press, Education in Albuquerque begins to fills a gap in the documented history of schooling in the Albuquerque area.

Get your copy at Albuquerque area book stores, Walgreens, or CostCos. A portion of the proceeds goes to the APS Education Foundation.

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