Hope Jensen Leichter is Elbenwood Professor of Education and director of the Elbenwood Center for the Study of the Family as Educator at Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her BA from Oberlin College and her PhD from Harvard University. Leichter has received the Fulbright Grant and French government fellowship, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, and the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award of the Student Senate at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her publications include Kinship and Casework, The Family as Educator, and Families and Communities as Educators. She has also written on “Learning from Families” on family memories and “Stories are Learing” on museums.