Bachelor, Lake Erie College, 1967. Master of Education, Cleveland State University, 1977. Certified in supervision, John Carroll University, 1985.
Student, Cambridge (England) University, 1991. Student in Computer Specialist Program, Lakeland Community College, since 2005.
Teacher Painesville-Mentor Schools, Ohio, Mentor (Ohio) Schools, teacher chapter I reading, 1985—2002, English as Second Language teacher, 2001—2002. Member Gephart Symposium, University Colorado, summer 1992. Chairman International Literacy, OCIRA, 1995, membership chair Lake council, 2001-2002.
Teacher home instruction grades 2-11. Teacher English as Second Language Reynolds and Brentmoor School k-8. Home tutor, 2000-2001.
Volunteer Lake County History Society. Secretary Friends of Mentor Public Library., 1990-1991. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Association of University Women (legislation chair Mentor branch 1990-1991, treasurer 1991-1993, chair Educational Foundations since 2000, secretary Mentor-Madison chapter), Council Exceptional Children, International Reading Association (vice president Lake-Geauga unit 1990-1991, 91-92, president 1992-1993, 98-99, chair international literature committee Ohio 1996-1997), OCIRA (member Lake Council), Phi Delta Kappa (program vice president Northeast Ohio unit 1990-1991, president 1991-1992, Gerald Read International scholar 1992).
Children: Camille Swartz, David E.