Bachelor of Science, Clarion State College, 1964. Master of Arts in Teaching, Oakland University, 1973. Educational Specialist, Wayne State University, 1981.
Teacher Freedom High School, Pennsylvania, 1964—1967. Reading specialist Pontiac Schools, Michigan, 1967—1975, curriculum analyst, 1975—1978, staff development specialist, since 1978. Human resource development trainer.
Consultant Tide Project, Wayne State University.
Young adult usher, board divisions Project for Equal Educational Rights, Urban League. Trustee Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, since 1978. Member of National Education Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (national director membership), English Teacher Michigan Alliance Black Educators, National Alliance Black School Educators, Michigan Association Middle School Educators, Michigan Reading Association, Association Teachers English, Michigan Educational Research Association, Pontiac Education Association, Michigan Education Association, Michigan Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, Michigan Council Teachers English, Pontiac Northern High School Club, National Association Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs (national 2nd vice president), National Director Membership 1980 Club, Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Married Barry Sykes Sykes, December 23, 1966. Children: Barry Jabbar, Brent Justin.