Bachelor of Science, Northern Arizona University, 1971. Master of Arts, Northern Arizona University, 1974. Postgraduate, University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1988.
Learning specialist, Las Vegas, summers 1974-1976; teacher kindergarten, Indian Springs (Nevada) Public Schools, 1971-1976; reading teacher, Las Vegas Public Schools, 1976-1980; curriculum coordinator, Indian Springs Public Schools, 1980-1991; teacher 1st grade, Las Vegas Public Schools, 1991-1992; reading specialist, Las Vegas Public Schools, 1992-1993; private education/reading consultant, Las Vegas, since 1993.
Board of directors Jade Park, Las Vegas, 1988. Member International Reading Association, Retired Teachers Association, American Legion Auxiliary, A.R.E study group, Delta Kappa Gamma (president, Rose of Recognition), KappaDelta Phi.
Married David N. Rider, January 26, 1952. Children: David Lee, Lawrence Eugene.