Associate of Arts, Fullerton College, California, 1967. Bachelor, California State University, Fullerton, 1969. Master of Arts, California State University, Long Beach, 1976.
Instructor visual arts El Modena High School, Orange, California, 1970—2003, retired, 2003. District department chair fine arts Orange (California) Unified School District, 1974—1978, 1982—1992. Crafts instructor Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, 1971—1975, ceramics instructor, 1974—1992.
Visual arts instructor California State University, Long Beach, 1977—1978, 2004. Instructor art education Chapman College, Orange. Consultant California school districts, Orange County, since 1991.
Member California State Framework and Criteria Committee, 1994—2006, Legislation Action Committee Arts Education, 1991—2002, California Arts Assessment Networkcc, since 1991. Lecturer art education California State University, Long Beach, since 2004. Presenter in field.
Member of Orange County Arts Administrators (Secondary Arts Teacher of Year 2002), Southern California Ceramic Design Association, California Art Education Association (conference manager 2007-2009, past president, Teacher of Year 2000, Outstanding Higher Education Teacher 2007), National Art Education Association (vice president pacific region 2004-2006, Pacific Region Teacher of Year 2001), California Alliance Arts Education.
Married Robert Orval Banning (deceased). Children: Bruce, Connie, Bernie, Callie.