Repair the Broken Pieces
About the Book
The premise of this book is further substantiated because increased value has been placed upon involving parents and other family members, as well as other primary caregivers, as critical partners in the process of education in recent decades. Although the list of research-based and mandated strategies and programs is nearly endless throughout the United States of America, a few concrete examples that demonstrate the importance of these parental involvement efforts are presented here.
About the Author
Dr. Deborah M. Vereen is the CEO of Families with Us LLC and has been an educator for more than thirty-five years. She credits her family and consumer sciences instructional content area for providing her with a solid foundation for establishing and maintaining substantive relationships with the parents of the students that she served. Deborah functioned as Principal and Adjunct Professor of Multicultural Education at the graduate level during this at two different universities. She also worked as the Director of Pupil Personnel Services and Assistant to the Superintendent of Family and Community Engagement and Volunteerism.
Deborah received her basic education within the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Her undergraduate degree was obtained at West Virginia Wesleyan College while her graduate and doctoral degrees were earned at Duquesne University, where she studied school administration and educational leadership. Deborah is an extremely proud mother of a precious daughter who is enrolled in middle school and is the constant source of her motivation and inspiration.