Associate of Arts and Science, El Centro College, 1983—1986. Bachelor of Humanities, Southern Methodist University, 1997—2002.
Caseworker Texas Department of Human Services, Dallas, 1991—1995. Library specialist Southern Methodist University, 1996—2003. Teacher writing, history L.P. Cowart School, 2003—2006.
Teacher L.V. Stockard Middle School, since 2006.
Member of National Education Association, American Federation Teachers, National Council Teachers of English, United States Humane Society, Texas Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Golden Key National Honor Society (life).