“Fred Wilson’s guest on Tuesday evening, Aug. 22nd, 2006 will be former US Woman’s Chess Champion & USCF master, DR. ALEXEY ROOT.

Dr. Root has a Ph.D. in education from UCLA and her work history includes full-time public high school teaching (social studies and English), and substitute teaching at all grade levels. Alexey has been a tournament chess player since she was nine years old. Her most notable chess accomplishment was winning the U.S. Women’s championship in 1989.

For the last six years, she has been a senior lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) www.utdallas.edu. She has taught UTD education classes, tutored prospective teachers for certification exams, and supervised student teachers. Root’s current assignment for UTD is to teach education courses that explore the uses of chess in classrooms.

Her courses are available worldwide, via the UT TeleCampus online platform www.telecampus.utsystem.edu. Root also teaches chess at her children’s schools and at summer chess camps. She lives in Denton, TX with her husband, IM Doug Root, her children Clarissa and William, and two house rabbits.

Besides her teaching & chess careers, we will discuss her new book, “Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators” (Teacher Ideas Press, 2006, $25.00). Please send questions for Dr. Alexey Root to fred@fredwilsonchess.com”.

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