Bachelor in English, University Illinois, 1946.
With Scott, Foresman & Company, Chicago, 1947—1966, editorial vice president Glenview, 1977—1978, project editor, 1961—1966. Directing editor Encyclopedia British Educational Corporation, Chicago, 1966—1967. Managing editor Lyons & Carnahan, 1967—1973.
Editorial director Rand McNally, Skokie, 1973—1975. Executive editor Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York City, 1975—1977. Vice president, director reading Ginn & Company, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1978—1980.
Executive editor monthly newsletter Principal's Principles, from 1982.
Member development committee Chicago Metropolitan Young Women’s Christian Association, from 1981. Advisory board member Youngperson. Honoree, Salute to Women in Business, Young Women’s Christian Association.
Member of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development., National Council Teachers English, National Association Elementary School Principals, International Reading Association, Academy Women Achievers (charter).
Married Fred W. Hirsch, April 6, 1951. Children: Leslie Kathleen, Melanie Annual.