Associate of Arts, Everett Junior College, 1962. Bachelor of Education, Center Washington State College, 1964. Master of Education, University Washington, 1974.
Doctor of Education, Seattle University, 1987.
Teacher public schools, Everett, 1964-1979. Principal elementary school, coordinator of elementary education Everett School District, since 1979.
District committee member Pilchuck council Camp Fire, Everett, 1985-1988, member executive board Providence Hospital Children's Association, Everett, 1978-1982. Member Elementary School Principals Association of Washington (member curriculum and instructor committee), National Association Elementary School Principals, International Reading Association (1st vice president local chapter 1984-1985), Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma (president local chapter 1972-1973). Lodges: Soroptimist.
Married Larry Ole Torgerson, December 21, 1968. Children: Rebecca Jill, Matthew Erik.