Mick Coleman (Ph.D., The University of Georgia), Professor at The University of Georgia, retired from the Department of Human Development and Family Science in 2012. Dr. Coleman's book originated from his involvement in an interdisciplinary teacher training program at the University of Georgia. His duties in this program included teaching the course "Families, Schools and Communities" and supervising student teachers in the public schools. Dr. Coleman has published journal articles, books and training manuals related to family-teacher partnerships. He has also made presentations on this topic at regional, national and international meetings.