Student, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1954—1956. Bachelor, Mount Holyoke College, 1958. Master of Arts, Goddard College, 1988.
Instructor piano, vocal private practice, since 1959. Substitute teacher Portslade Schools Community College, England, 1973—1975. Owner Grain Weaving, Inc., Springfield, Vermont, 1976—1985.
Teacher Head Start, 1977—1978. Instructor special education, 1980—1981. Mission/stewardship consultant Vermont Conference of United Church of Christ, 1982—1990.
Soprano soloist, since 1954. Administrative assistant Epilepsy Foundation Greater Chicago, 1991. Teacher, administrator, development officer Stechman Studio Music, 1991—1995, Oak Park, 1991—1995.
Tutor voice, piano, music literacy private practice, Chicago, 1995—1998, Oak Park, 1995—1998. Performed numerous recitals. Soloist, oratorio works with choirs throughout New England & Virginia.
Soloist Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Member Sounds of Joy Choristers, Burlington Oriana Singers, Vermont Chamber Singers, Arts Academy Chorale of Shenandoah University.
Trustee Vermont History Society, Montpelier, 1983—1990. Board directors Epilepsy Foundation Vermont, Rutland, 1979—1983. Volunteer Archeological dig, Illinois, 2001.
Volunteer teacher Global Volunteer, Poland, 2007. President Vermont Conference United Church Christ, 1985. Corporation member Board Homeland Ministries, United Church Christ.
Member nominating committee United Church Christ, 1985—1989.
Married Gordon Woodburn Stearns, June 13, 1958. Children: Gordon Schuyler, Jennifer Maye, William Livingston.