Bachelor of Science in Music Education, West Chester State University, 1963. Certified in elementary education, Brigham Young University, 1979.
Elementary music teacher Oxford (Pennsylvania) School District, 1963—1965. Elementary classroom teacher Lebanon School District, Pennsylvania, 1965—1967. Elementary music teacher United States Department Education, European Area, Bad Kreuznach, Germany, 1968—1970, elementary classroom teacher Darmstadt, Germany, 1972—1974, elementary music teacher Alconbury, England, 1974—1975.
Instrumental music instructor Lebanon (Pennsylvania) Catholic High School, 1976—1978, high school music teacher, 1976—1977. Music instructor Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1978—1979. Elementary vocal music teacher Bennett Valley Union, Santa Rosa, California, 1987—1989.
Elementary vocal music instructor Anchorage School District, 1990—2000. Private music studio practice, since 2001. Owner, director Millcreek Nursery School, Newmanstown, 1975—1976.
Instructor Homestay American Japanese Exchange Program, Santa Rosa, California, 1987. Show pianist Marquee Theater, Santa Rosa, California, 1985—1985. Governess, Stuttgart, Germany, 1967—1968.
Opermädchen International Student Information Service, Mautern, Austria, 1967. Singer, waitress The Harbor View, Martha's Vineyard Is., Massachusetts, 1964. Singer, baker, pianist The Inn, Mt Gretna, Pennsylvania, 1963.
Active Experiment in International Living Home Stay Program, Switzerland, 1962. Gasthaus worker American Student Information Service, Feldkirch, Austria, 1965. President International Reading Association Campus Chapter.
Family Council secretary Anchorage Pioneer Home, 2001—2002. Secretary Alpine Condominium Association, Anchorage, 2001—2002. Chair Beautification Committee, 2001—2002.
Co-teacher Divorce Care for Kids, since 2004. District chair Alaska Democratic Party. Vice-chair Anchorage Region, 2010.
Chairman Alpine Village Beautification Committee, since 2010. Secretary Alaska State Board Keybd. Music Teachers Association.
Co-chair County Republican Committee, Santa Rosa, 1984—1984. Co-chair mission committee Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Anchorage, 2001—2002, co-facilitator divorce recovery program, since 1999, co-facilitator adult divorce care program, since 1999. Pianist Praise Team, since 2006.
Democratic chair District 19, 2008—2010. Vice-chair Democratic Party, Ak Region, Anchorage. Member of National Education Association, International Reading Association (president), Music Educators National Convention.
Married Hal Prentiss Gazaway. Children: Farideh Dunford, Ramin Dunford, Ammon Dunford, Lavada McElrath, Rene Dunford.