Susan Collins, author, adopted Diego when he was fi ve years old. She has a daughter,
Jennifer, who works in television production in Los Angeles. She has also been a foster parent of
a special needs child. She has worked with children in Michigan as a special education teacher,
elementary principal, and Director of Instructional Services in Garden City Public Schools. She
holds a bachelor’s degree in Special Education, a master’s degree in Educational Administration,
and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction.