Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, 1965; Master of Science in Education, Eastern Illinois U., 1993.
Teacher 6th grade and chapter I, Danville, Illinois, 1966-1967; art teacher grades 1-12, Oakland, Illinois, 1990-1992; teacher Chapter I reading and mathematics, Sherrard (Illinois) Grade School, since 1994. Christmas coordinator Christian Heritage Museum, Oakland, Illinois, 1991-1993.
The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.
God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of their ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.
Leader, member service team, adult trainer Girl Scouts United States of America, Green Meadows, Urbana, Illinois, 1971-1986. Advisor Oakette Pom Pom Squad, 1990-1994. Member National Education Association, Illinois Art Education Association.
Married John Lyman Riley, January 11, 1964 (divorced November 1990). Children: Timothy John, Rebecca Sue.