Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Eastern Kentucky University, 1963. Master of Arts in Education, College Mount St. Joseph, 1987.
Teacher, Newport (Kentucky) City Schools, 1963-1969; teacher, Ross County and Chillicothe (Ohio) City Schools, 1977-1978; developmentally handicapped teacher, Mount Logan Middle School, Chillicothe, since 1979.
Teacher Sunday school Tabernacle Baptist Church, Chillicothe, 1987-1993, chairman elementary education committee, 1988-1993, Sunday school superintendent, 1994-2002, member christian Board Education, 1988-2002. Spokesperson for education selectin Chillicothe Education Foundation, 1989. Member Eastpointe Christian Church, volunteer.
Member National Education Association, Ohio Education Association, Chillicothe Education Association (representative 1986-1988).
Married Paul Eugene New, November 23, 1961 (divorced November 2004). Children: Paula, Paul Junior.