Bachelor in Education, University of Southern California, Aiken, 1997.
Editorial assistant Broken Ink Editorial Staff, Aiken, 1997, literary/visual art selection board, 1997.
Elementary and middle school coach Odyssey of the Mind, Augusta, Georgia, 1991-1994. Blue Ridge Elementary coach Control Savannah Region Area Wildflower Competition, Augusta, 1994-1996. Member National Council Teachers English, Phi Delta Kappa.
Married Vincent Paul Arca, September 5, 1981. Children: Jennifer Elizabeth, Carmine Vincent, Nicholas John, Anthony Joseph.