Bachelor of Education, Washburn University, 1972. Master of Library Science, Sam Houston State University, 1987.
Teacher, North Forest Indiana School District, Houston, 1974-1975; teacher, Aldine Indiana School District, Houston, 1975-1976; preschooling teacher, Cypress Creek Christian Church, Spring, Texas, 1979-1980; teacher, Tomball (Texas) Indiana School District, 1983-1989; elementary school library, Tomball (Texas) Indiana School District, since 1989. Guest consultant Region Center, Beaumont, Texas, 1987, Fort Bend (Texas) Indiana School District, 1990. Storyteller, puppeteer, dramatist Houston area school districts, since 1989, Sam HoUston Children's Book Festival, Huntsville, since 1980.
Volunteer Houston Northwest Hospital Auxiliary, 1977-1980 (newsletter editor 1980). Board directors, officer Cripple Creek North Civic Club, Magnolia, Texas 1980-1983 (newsletter editor 1980). Member PTO, Texas Library.
Association, Texas Professional Educators Association, Tomball Professional Educators Association, Houston Puppetry Guild, Delta Kappa Gamma (recording secretary since 1992).
Married Benjamin Franklin Kirkham, June 19, 1971. Children: Matthew Benjamin, Amanda Kay.