Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1968. Master of Arts, Northeastern Illinois University, 1975.
Private tutor,, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, since 1972; instructor writing, Harper College, Palatine, Illinois, 1984-1987; instructor special education, Oakton College, Des Plaines, Illinois, 1989-1991; enrichment coordinator, Lincolnshire (Illinois) School District, since 1992. Consultant workshops for educators and parents, since 1979.
Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Illinois Council for Gifted, Illinois Association for Gifted Children, Off Campus Writers Workshop.
Married Richard P. Silverman, June 29, 1969. Children: Mara, Judd.