Student, Southwestern Junior College, San Diego, 1964-1965; student, University Maryland., Rota, Spain, 1968-1970; Bachelor in History, Spanish, U. Jacksonville, 1971-1974.
Teacher social studies Clay County School Board, Orange Park, Florida, 1974-1993, teacher Spanish, 1993—2003, retired, 2003. Blueberry farmer, since 2003. Department head Clay County School Board, 1974-1977, grade level chairperson, 1977-1980, school improvement committee 1993-1994, 96-98.
Member Education Practice Commission, State of Florida, 1985-1993, chair, 1991-1993. Participant First China-American Education Conference, 1992. Co-originator Ethics Workshops for New Teachers.
Ethics trainer State of Florida, 1993. Vice chairman Northeast Florida Uniserv Council, 2001-2003.
Regional director Teachers Advisory Committee, Republican party State of Florida, since 1985. Secretary Clay County Republican Executive Committee, 1986-1993, precinct committee, 1983-2005. Candidate Florida State Senate, 1986.
Sponsor Students Against Drunk Driving, 1982-1985. Active Republican Executive Committee. Member School Accountability Council, 1997-2000, member school accountabilty committee Organge Park High School 1997-2000, chair, 1998-1999.
Member National Education Association (delegate conventions Miami 1991, Washington 1992, San Francisco 1993, Minneapolis 1995, Atlanta, 1997, New Orleans 1998, Orlando 1999, chair legislation committee on Florida teaching profession 1985-1986, 98—, board directors 1996-1998, 99-2000), National Council Education Standards and Practices Communications (charter), Clay County Education Association (president 1981-1983), Northeast Florida Univserve Council (vice-chair 1990, 2001-2003, secretary 1991, 2000-2001, chair 1993-1995).
Married Rulan R. Ratzlaff, August 3, 1957 (deceased May 1991). Children: Guy A., Scott A., Elizabeth A. Ratzlaff Locke.