Bachelor with honors, Smith College, 1961. Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1972. Doctor of Education, Columbia University, 1982.
Teacher English, George Mason High School, Falls Church, Virginia, 1963-1965, Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, 1966-1971. Teacher English and social studies Fieldston School, Riverdale, New York, 1971-1974. Teacher English, Sidwell Friends School, Washington, 1974-1978.
Assistant professor Afro-American studies University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1978-1983. Vice principal humanities Tenafly Board Education, Tenafly, New Jersey, 1985-1987. Associate professor Fordham University, Bronx, 1983-1999.
Chairman English department Nyack (New York ) Public Schools, 1987-1993. Coordinator English grades 6-12 Manhasset (New York ) Public Schools, 1993-1995. English department chair Wayne Hills, New Jersey, 1997-1999.
Reader University Delaware. Teacher University Maryland, George WashingtonU., American University, since 2000.
Secretary, treasurer administrative unit district department chairs, since 1998, class memorial chair Smith College, 1991-2001. Class secretary National Cathedral School, since 1957. Member Westchester Holocaust Commission.
Member Modern Language Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Coun Teachers English (executive committee), Conf on English Leadership, American Studies Association, Toni Morrison Society, F. Scott Fitzgerald Society.
Married Stephen D. Isaacs, June 8, 1963 (dissolved 2000). Children: Deborah, David, Sharon. Married Jay L. Halio, May 26, 2002.