Bachelor of Science, Findlay (Ohio) College, 1963. Master of Science, Bowling Green State University, 1965. Doctor of Education, University Illinois, 1967.
Post doctoral, University Maryland, 1981.
Teacher, N. Baltimore (Ohio) Schools, 1963-1964; teacher, Findlay (Ohio) Public Schools, 1964-1965; instructor, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1965-1967; professor, State University of New York, Oswego, New York, 1967-1987; professor, Mars Hill (North Carolina) College, since 1987; writer, Weavervill, North Carolina, since 1987. Invited participant chaos in 1990, North Carolina Center for Advancement of Education Seminars, religion in public schools, 1991.
Board directors Columbia Bank, Oswego, New York, 1982-1987. Member Association of Supervisor & Curricular, New York State Council for Children (speaker), American Association University Women, THOA, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi.
Married Donald Fredrick Rapparlie, December 29, 1950. Children: Richard, Linda, Patricia, Elizabeth.