Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1958. Master of Arts, Montclair State University, 1986. Diploma in Gymnas Fluency, University Oslo, Norway, 1970.
Teacher numerous schools, Illinois, 1958-1965, United States Government Department of Defense, 1970-1973, Paterson, New Jersey, 1985-1986. Founder, director International Kindergarten, Oslo, 1973-1976. School social worker Roxbury (New Jersey) Township Board Education, since 1986.
Grant panel reviewer National Center Child Abuse and Neglect, since 1997, United States Government Department of Health and Human Services, American Car and Foundry, ACYF. Council member developmental disabilities advisory Rutgers University.
Deacon Calvary Presbyterian Church, Florham Park, New Jersey. Member School Social Work Association American (founding member), Council for Exceptional Children, New Jersey Education Association, New Jersey Association School Social Workers (cor. secretary since 1995), Morris County School Social Workers Association (president since 1994), Northeast Coalition of School Social Workers New Jersey (founding member), Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Peter Ottesen, July 1961 (divorced 1985). Children: Peter Ottesen, Junior, O. Christian Ottesen, John Richard Ottesen. Married Robert H. Joseph, November 17, 1990.