Bachelor of Science, Douglass College, 1959. Master of Science, Northern Illinois University, 1973.
Elementary teacher, Livingston (New Jersey) Public Schools, 1959-1961; elementary teacher, Warren Township (New Jersey) Public Schools, 1961-1962; instructor, Kishwaukee College, Malta, Illinois, 1973-1988; associate dean communications, social science, Kishwaukee College, Malta, Illinois, 1988-1994; dean arts, communications, social science, Kishwaukee College, Malta, Illinois, since 1994.
Commissioner DeKalb (Illinois) Park District, since 1985, president 1991-1995. Member International Reading Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, League of Women Voters (board directors DeKalb chapter 1986-1988).
Married S. Alan Chesler, August 27, 1961. Children: Stephen, Ian, Craig.