Student, Rollins College, 1957. Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1960. Master of Education, University Illinois, 1966.
Master of Arts, Roosevelt University, 1989. Administrative endorsement, University Virginia, 2001.
Teacher, Alexandria (Virginia) City Public Schools, 1963-1979; assistant to director Reading Center, George Washington University, Washington, 1979-1980; teacher, Winnetka (Illinois) Public Schools, 1982-1989; teacher, Arlington County (Virginia) Public Schools, since 1989.
Member National Education Association, ASCD, National Council Teachers England, International Reading Association, Virginia Education Association, Virginia Reading Association, Greater Washington Reading Council, Council Exceptional Children, Phi Delta Kappa.
Married George Paul Edgell III, May 6, 1960. 1 child, Scott.