Bachelor magna cum laude, Stetson University, 1978. Master of Education, University Central Florida, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Instruction/Curriculum, University Florida, 1993.
Teacher Marion County Schools, Ocala, Florida, 1979-1982, Seminole County Schools, Oviedo, 1983-1995. Instructor University Central Florida, Orlando, since 1995. Ad. professor Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, 1994-1995, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 1995.
Foreign language consultant University Florida, Gainesville, 1994, various central Florida schools, 1994.
Member American Association Teachers Spanish & Portuguese, American Council Teaching Foreign Language, American Association Counseling & Development, Florida Foreign Language Association.
Married James Thomas Verkler, July 8, 1978. 1 child, Erin Kristin.