Bachelor, MacMurray College, 1964. Master of Library Science, University Rhode Island, 1968. Postgraduate, Northern Illinois University, 1988.
Postgraduate, University Illinois, 1995—1996.
Library. assistant Indianapolis Public Library., 1964-1965. 6th grade teacher Denby Park Day School, Norfolk, Virginia, 1965-1966. Children's librarian Newport (Rhode Island) Public Library., 1966-1969.
School librarian Tiverton (Rhode Island) Public Schools, 1969-1970. School library media specialist Rockford (Illinois) Public Schools, 1971-1985. Reading consultant Elgin (Illinois) Public Schools, 1986-1988.
School library media specialist Highland Park (Illinois) School District 108, 1988-1989. Youth services consultant Illinois State Library., Springfield, 1989-1993. Consultant Northern Illinois Library.
System, Rockford, 1993—1995. Grant manager, executive director Sinn Valley Information Network, 1995—1996. Library media specialist Mary Watts Elementary School, Naperville, Illinois, 1996—2003, Montessori Magnet School, Rockford, since 2003.
Adjunct faculty Rockford (Illinois) College, 1976-1988, National College Education, Evanston, Illinois, 1989. Chair Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Committee.
Member American Library Association (member council 1992-1994), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Illinois School Library. Media Association (board directors, president 1995-1996, Polestar award 1991), American Association School Libraries, Illinois School Library. Media Association, Phi Delta Kappa.
Daughter of Ralph Francis and Hazel Mabel Mindock;m. DeLon E. Fox, June 20, 1981. Married Curtis A. Wingerter, February 20, 1965 (divorced 1973).
1 child, Grechen Lynne Wingerter.