Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Kutztown University, Pennsylvania, 1987. Master of Arts in Education, Kutztown University, Pennsylvania, 1991. Student, Capella University., since 2008.
Elementary art teacher School District of City of York, Pennsylvania, 1987—1997. Youth art lesson instructor York Art Association, 1987—1990. Art instructor Lincoln Intermediate Unit, New Oxford, 1989—1994.
Secondary art teacher School District of City of York, 1997—2000. Museum educator Hands-On-House, Lancaster, 2000—2001. Professor art education Kutztown University, since 2001, Moravian College, Bethlehem, since 2007.
Presenter Pennsylvania Art Education Conference Books and Art, Harrisburg, 2003, Kutztown University, 2007. Presenter for staff development Parkland School District Rubrics, Allentown, 2005. Presenter art & children's literature Berks County Art Educators.
Coordinator jurying for Dream Makers Binney & Smith, Easton, Pennsylvania, 2004—2005.
Sunday school teacher, 2007—2008. Art educator Lehigh, Berks, and York Counties, since 1987. Cooperative teacher School District City of York, 1996—2000, teacher mentor, 1996—2000.
Volunteer various parent-teacher association York and Green Lane, since 1999. Yearbook adviser Upper Perkiomen School District. Member of American Association of University Women, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Americans for the Arts, National Art Education Association (adviser student chapter 2002-2007).
Married John P. Hovanec, July 11, 1987. Children: John Joseph, Jack Hayden, Jamie Lynne.