Research assistant agricultural chemistry department University Missouri, Columbia, 1968-1970. Elementary science teacher Jefferson City (Missouri) Public Schools, 1970-1972. Counselor, teacher Congressional Schools Virginia, Falls Church, 1972-1981, headmistress elementary division, 1981-1984.
Counselor McLoughlin Middle School, Vancouver, Washington, 1984-1997, bldg team leader, 1986-1997, conductor parent education workshop, 1986-1990, leader parent workshop transitions, 1990-1997, advisory coordinator, 1988-1990. Counselor Gaiser Middle School, since 1997. District testing committee member Vancouver School District, 1984-1987, guidance/counseling steering committee member, 1984-1988.
Committee member Commission on Student Learning, Olympia, Washington, 1994. Presenter in field.
President Northern Virginia Counselor Association, 1982-1983, executive board directors, 1978-1984, treasurer, 1979-1980. Active Parent-Teachers Association. Member American Counseling Association (western region representative to governing council since 1997), National Education Association, American School Counselor Association (middle/junior high vice president 1991-1993, named Middle School Counselor of Year 1994), National Middle School Association, Washington Education Association, Vancouver Education Association, Washington School Counselor Association (president 1989-1991, conference chair 1989-1991, nominations/elections chair 1990-1991, bylaws chair since 1992, named Middle School Counselor of Year 1994), Washington Counseling Association (president 1994-1996, executive board directors 1989-1990, awards chairman since 1996), Kappa Delta Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Lambda Theta.