Bachelor of Science in Education, Athens College, 1974; Master of Arts in Education, U. Alabama, 1977; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Athens State College, 1983.
Teacher, Athens (Alabama) City Schools, 1974-1977; teacher, Limestone County Board Education, Athens, since 1978.
Republican Limestone Parents/Teachers Advisory Council, 1986-1987. Member National Education Association, Alabama Education Association, Limestone County Education Association (Vice-President 1986-1987,91-92, president 1987-1988, 92-93), Douthit Circuit Club (Tanner, Alabama, pres.1976-1978), Kappa Delta Phi.
Married Charles Baine Palmer, March 2, 1960 (divorced May 1973). Children: Jeff, Donna Palmer Roddy, Susan. Married Terry Lee Preston, December 26, 1983.