Bachelor of Science, Mansfield University, 1976. Master of Science, Duquesne University, 1990.
Home economics teacher, Duquesne (Pennsylvania) School District, 1978-1983; special education teacher, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, 1985-1995; home economics teacher, Peters Township School District, McMurray, Pennsylvania, since 1995. Sponsor Duquesne High School, Y-Teens and Future Homemakers American, 1979-1983, Pathfinder Student Council, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, Mon-Valley Secondary School Yearbook and Prom, Jefferson, Pennsylvania.
Volunteer Allegheny County Department Community Services, Pittsburgh, 1986—1997. Member committee Allegheny County Democratic Organization. Board member Allenguleny County Borovles Association, since 2009.
Member Allengheny County Democratic Committee, since 1994. Elected Borough Jefferson Hills Council, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, council vice president, 2000, 2002. Member community advisory panel Hercules Corporation, 2000.
Board directors South Hills Council Governments, 2000. Member American Federation Teachers, American Association Family and Consumer Sciences, State Association Family and Consumer Sciences, Allegheny County Association Family and Consumer Sciences (president 1991-1992), Phi Delta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Tau.
Married Dennis Paul Cmar, children: Michael, Nicole.