Bachelor, University Connecticut, 1959. Master of Education, University South Florida, 1981.
Teacher, Vergennes (Vermont) Elementary School, 1959-1960; teacher, Mary Calcott Elementary School, Norfolk, 1960-1961; teacher, Polk County Schools, Lakeland, Florida, 1961-1963, 67-; librarian, Lakeland Public Library, 1964-1965. Adjunct instructor Florida Southern College, Lakeland, 1984-1990, Polk Community College, Winter Haven, Florida, 1984-1990.
Treasurer Southwest Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association, 1985-1988. Member National Education Association, Florida Teaching Profession, National Council Teachers of Mathematics, Florida Council Teachers of Mathematics, Polk Education Association, Polk County Teachers of Mathematics (president 1986-1987), Lionesses (secretary Lakeland 1979-1980, president 1981-1982, board directors 1982-1989), Delta Kappa Gamma (Second vice president 1987-1990, president 1990-1992). Lodges: Lioness (secretary Lakeland club 1979-1980, president 1981-1982, board directors since 1982).
Married Curtis Ishman Lanier, December 19, 1962. Children: Tonya Lanier Hahn, Deborah Lanier Adrian, Mark Alan.