Bachelor, University Texas, El Paso, 1974. Master of Arts, University Texas, El Paso, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in education, Capella University, 2005.
Instructor English as Second Language Paso del Norte- Prep School, Cd Juarez, 1973-1974. Teaching assistant English as Second Language and English University Texas, El Paso, 1974-1977. Instructor English as Second Language English Language Services, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1977-1980.
Instructor Spanish and English, coordinator modern language Sheridan (Wyoming) College, since 1980, president faculty senate, 1989-1990. President faculty senate, chair district council Northern Wyoming Community College District, 1995-1996, humanities area coordinator, 2009. Curriculum standards chair, 2009—2010.
Planning committee Northern Wyoming Community College District, 1996-1997. Advanced placement faculty Spanish consultant College Board Educational Testing Service, 1996-1999. Adjunct professor Spanish, University Autonoma Cd Juarez, 1975.
Adjunct professor Spanish and English, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1977-1980. Speaker in field.
Board directors Wyoming Council for the Humanities, 1988-1992. Translator county and district courts, Sheridan. Volunteer Wmen's Center.
Translator Sheridan County Memorial Hospital. Delegate Citizen Ambassador Program, People to People-India, 1996. Member Modern Language Association (delegate assembly 1998-2000, 2004-2006), Wyoming Foreign Language Teachers Association (president 1990-1992), American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese (founder, 1st president Wyoming chapter 1987-1990), Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages, Sigma Delta Mu (vice president 1992-1999, president since 2000), Sigma Delta Pi (Alpha Iota chapter president 1974-1975).
Married Hugh K. Batty, March 17, 1979. 1 child, Henry B.