Bachelor of Science, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, 1988. Master of Education, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, 1996.
Secondary teacher Kiefer Public Schools, Oklahoma, 1988—1990. Teacher Barnes Elementary, Owasso, 1990—1995. School counselor Middle School, Sixth Grade Center, 1995—2002.
Library media specialist Sixth Grade Center, since 2002. Grief counselor Bailey Elementary School, Owasso, 2000.
Donor, founding member Folds Honor, Owasso, 2009. Donor Northeastern State University Golf Program. Member of American Library Association, American Association School Libraries.
Married Samuel Cloyol O'Dell, June 18, 1988. Children: Haley M., Taylor, Madison.