Bachelor, Vassar College, 1959; Master of Science, State University of New York, New Platz, 1978; Doctor of Education, New York University, New York City, 1993.
Research chemist Lederle Labs/American Cyanamid, Pearl River, New York, 1959—1964. Coordinator science Marlboro Central School District, 1974—1984. Supervisor state science New York State Department Education, Albany, 1984—1986.
Director science education Newburgh City School District, New York, 1986—1998, executive director funded programs, 1998—2001. Deputy superintendent schools Newburgh Enlarged City School District, 2001—2004, superintendent schools, since 2004. Project director, proposal reviewer National Science Foundation, Washington, since 1984.
State coordinator New York State Science Olympiad, 1985-1986. Member Governor Cuomo's Task Force on Improving Science Education, Albany, New York, since 1989. Member advisory board New York State Systemic Initiative, since 1993, New York State Technology Education Network, since 1993.
Project director Goals 2000: Educate America Act, 1996, 97, 98, 99. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Science Teachers Association (Exemplary Science Teachers award 1982), New York State Science Supervisors (board directors, president 1991, Mid Hudson School Study Council Excellence in Administration award 1993), Science Teachers Association New York State (president 1993, Outstanding Science Teachers award 1983, New York State Outstanding Science Supervisor award 1988, Fellows award 1990), Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma.
Married Carlo F. Saturnelli, October 15, 1960. Children: Anne, Karen, Carla.