Bachelor, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, 1981. Master of Arts in Art Education, University North Texas, 2004.
Art teacher Our Lady of Sorrows School, McAllen, Texas, 1983—1987, Mary Hoge Junior High School, Weslaco, 1987—1989, Lamar Junior High School, McAllen, 1989—1990, Martha Turner Reilly Elementary School, Dallas, 1991—2001, Bradfield Elementary School, Highland Park, since 2002. Art teacher Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, since 2002.
Member of National Art Education Association (associate), Texas Art Education Association (associate. Regional representative 2001-2003), Texas Parent Teacher Association (life. Cultural arts chair 1996—2001, Life Membership Award 2000), Phi Kappa Phi (associate).
Married William A. McKnight, March 11, 1995. Married Benjamin A. Mall, May 25, 1985 (divorced August 15, 1994). Children: Victoria A. Mall, Katherine Rose Mall.