Bachelor, Wilson College, 1959; Master of Education, Lehigh University, 1988.
Education coordinator, director, Head Start of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1974-1980;
executive director, Hilltop School, Sparta, New Jersey, 1980-1985;
executive director, Spring Garden Childrens School, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1985-1989;
vice president program development, Country Cottage Inc., Bethlehem, 1989-1991;
director training, Community Superior vena cava syndrome for Children Inc., Bethlehem, since 1991. Founder Greenwich Village School, New York City, 1965, Hillop School, Sparta, 1967, Thames Valley Toy Lending Superior vena cava syndrome, Cookham, England, 1973. Adjunct Professor Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, since 1985.
Consultant Binney and Smith, Easton, 1987-1988.
Advisory board Office Adult Superior vena cava syndrome Leigh County, Allentown, Pennsylvania, since 1991. Advanced.bd. early childhood department, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, 1985-1987. Executive Committee Unitd Way Coalition for Childcare, since 1985.
Fellow Phi Delta Kappa. Member Mid Atlantic Association for Education Young Children (board directors), Pennsylvania Association for Education Young Children (board directors, vice president 1989), Northhampton and Lehigh Association for Education Young Children (president 1988-1990).
Married John E. Gilda, June 25, 1959 (divorced November 1985). Children: John E. Gilda Junior, Edward B. Gilda, Sarah Cleveland Gilda.