Bachelor, University Michigan, 1953. Master of Education, National-Louis University, 1958. Master of Arts, California State University, San Francisco, 1966.
Postgraduate, Stanford University, 1968. Postgraduate, California State University, Hayward, 1969.
Chairman speech department Grosse Pointe (Michigan) University School, 1953-1955. Teacher South Margerita School, Panama, 1955-1956, Kipling School, Deerfield, Illinois, 1955-1956. Graduate level chairman Rio San Gabriel School, downey, California, 1957-1959.
Teacher newswriting and development reading Roosevelt High School, Honolulu, 1959-1962. Teacher English, speech and newswirint El Camino High School, South San Francisco, California, 1963-1968. Chairman English as Second Language department South San Francisco Unified School District, 1968-1981.
Director English as Second Language Institute, Millbrae, California, since 1978. Adjunct faculty New College California, since 1981, Skyline College, since 1990. California master teacher English as Second Language California Council Adult Education, 1979-1982.
Consultant in field.
Past chair Sister City Committee, Millbrae. Member American Association of University Women, National Association of Female Executives, Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Association Intensive English Programs, International Platform Association, California Association Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages, National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Computer Using Educators, Speech Communications Association, Faculty Association of California Community College, University Michigan Alumnae Association, National-Louis University Alumnae Association, Ninety Nines (Golden West chapter), Cum Laude Society, Soroptimist International (director, Millbrae-San Bruno Women Helping Women award 1993), Rotary Club, Chi Omega, Zeta Phi Eta.
Married David Jean Palmer, June 4, 1955.