Bachelor of Fine Arts, Montclair State College, 1972; Master of Arts in Teaching, Montclair State University, 1996.
Subsitute teacher Byram Board of Education, 1980. Driver Frank L. Black, Inc., Andover, New Jersey, 1985-1990. Technical assistant Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, 1993-1994.
Substitute teacher Hopatcong (New Jersey) Board Education, 1995, Lenape Valley Regional High School, Stanhope, New Jersey, 1990-1995. Art instructor Lakeview Learning Center, Wayne, 1995-1996, Future Kids, Cresskill, New Jersey, 1996—1997, State of New Jersey, 1998—1999, Lacordaire Academy, Upper Montclair, New Jersey, 1999—2005. Steering committee Crayola Dream-Makers, Upper Montclair, New Jersey, 1993.
Treasurer Montclair State Art Educators, Upper Montclair, 1993. Public relations representative Children With Attention Deficit Disorders, Newton, New Jersey, 1988. Commencement speaker Lacordaire Academy, 2005.
President Cranberry Lake Fire Department Women's Auxiliary, Byram, 1987-1994, treasurer, member. Member National Art Education Association, New Jersey Art Education Association Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi.
Married Robert Norman Monks, April 17, 1971. Children: Alyson, Shelly, Clayton.