Bachelor in English Education, State University of New York, Albany, 1970; Master of Arts in English Education, State University of New York, Albany, 1975.
Teacher English grade 10, New Hartford, New York, 1970-1972. Teacher English grade 12 Central Square (New York ) Central School, 1972-1973. Teacher English grades 10 and 12 Averill Park (New York ) High School, 1973-1986.
Teacher English grades 9, 10, public speaking and debate Maple Hill High School, Castleton, New York, since 1993. Advisor Class of 1998, Class of 2005, school newspaper advisor Odyssey of the Mind Coach, member discipline committee Maple Hill High School, since 1995. Real estate sales agent Prudential, 2005.
Member Schodock Business Advisory Board, Character Education Committee, MHHS. Committee woman Poestenkill (New York ) Democrats, 1979. Member National Council Teachers of English, New York State United Teachers, Schodak Teachers Association (alternate retirement representative), Castleten Kiwanis.
Married Douglas VanVliet, September 4, 1982. Children: Bryan, Timothy.