Bachelor in Teaching, Sam Houston State University, 1978; Master of Education, Sam Houston State University, 1981.
Homebound teacher, Montgomery City Special Education Cooperative, Willis, Texas, 1978-1991;
General Educational Development teacher, Region VI Ednl. Svc. Center, Willis, Texas, since 1985;
curriculum specialist, Windham School System, Huntsville, Texas, since 1991. Coordinator Correctional Education Advisory Council, Austin, Texas, 1993.
Member Literacy Council of Texas, Austin, 1992. Workshop presenter in field.
Secretary church board Disciples of Christ, Conroe, Texas, 1985-1986, deaconess, 1985-1993. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Association Texas Profession Education, Correctional Education Association, Texas Association Continuing Adult Education.
Married Cleo B. Tarver, Junior, August 25, 1962 (divorced February 1981). Children: Thomas Bridges Tarver, Traci Merle Tarver Hobson, Jason Eugene Tarver. Married Alan Frank Burd, June 28, 1985.