In any endeavor, there are many great people behind the scenes that share in a vision and allow it to become reality. First and foremost there is my family. My ever-supportive wife Ellen and inspiring kids, Marin and Makenna. They consistently encourage me to follow my dreams and aspirations.
To Katy Spencer, my editor at Focal Press, who believed in the value of this book and who always responded exquisitely to my demanding emails and phone calls. Lauren Mattos, at Focal, thanks for supporting the cause. Melinda Rankin, the Senior Project manager on this book, thank you for your clarity and diligence. You helped me perfect the book in its final weeks prior to press!
Sherrie Sinclair, thank you for entrusting me with the students ...