Bachelor in English magna cum laude, Gannon University, 1996. Master of Arts in English, Gannon University, 1999.
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Adjunct professor Gannon University.
President Grandview Parent-Teachers Association, Erie, 1995—1998, legislation chairman. Secretary Erie County Council Parent-Teachers Association, 1998—1999. Erie County court-appointed special advocate.
Member of Phi Alpha Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa.
Married James Scott DeDad, July 30, 1982. Children: Krista DeDad, Kasey DeDad, Michael DeDad.