- Teacher Richmond County Schools, North Carolina, 1966—1971, counselor, since 1971. Neighborhood youth corporations counselor Community Action Program, Southern Pines, North Carolina, 1974.
Board directors Community Concert Association, Rockingham, North Carolina, 1979—1984, One-on-One Volunteer Program, Rockingh, 1985. Deputy director District Eight Democratic Women, North Carolina, 1982—1986. Member of National Education Association (elections committee 1981), International Platform Association, North Carolina Association Counseling and Development, North Carolina Association Educators (local president 1980-1981, member legislation commission 1985-1988, board directors), Alpha Pi Chi (president Alpha Lambda chapter 1981-1984, named Woman of Year 1987).