Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1946; postgraduate, Howard U., Washington District of Columbia, 1947; postgraduate, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, 1974-1975; postgraduate, Washington School Psychology, 1962.
Secretary teacher art Randall Junior High, Washington, 1947-1948. Art consultant Elementary School, 1952-1953. Teacher, chairman art department Theodore Roosevelt High School, 1959-1960, Boys Senior High School, Washington, 1961-1963, Carter G. Woodson Junior High School, Washington, 1963-1972, Howard D. Woodson Senior High School, Washington, 1973-1985.
Manager Forever Living Products, since 1985. Vice president District of Columbia Art Association, 1964-1965. Consultant art-mathematics with humanities Upward Bounders University Maryland, College Park, 1966-1967.
Potential supervisor of student teaching in art therapy Planning Program Staff George Washington University, Washington, 1972. Visual arts coordinator District of Columbia Congress Parent-Teachers Association Cultural Arts, Washington, 1972. Artist-in-residence Washington Srs.
Wellness Center, 1987-1988, 1997-2007, art therapist, 2002-2007. Tennis instructor Tennessee Education Foundation. Calligraphy instructor District of Columbia Parks and Recreation, 1993, 34th Smithsonian Folklife Festival, 2000.
Taught art workshop in community Fort DuPont Civic Association, Washington, 1960, defining creative art WOOK-television, Washington, 1963, comparing and interacting with cultures and governments American Forum for International Study, Senegal, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, 1975. Peer leader in tennis and yoga Washington Seniors Wellness Center, Washington, 1995-1997. Charter member National Museum Art Women.
Member of American Art League Inc., National Conference of Artists, United States Tennis Association (president), United States Washington Tennis Association (Outstanding and Dedicated Service award 2005, 80th Birthday Tennis award 2005), United States National Tennis Association, Deltakas Social Club, Swim Club Golden Dolphins (Outstanding Swimming Trophy 1993), Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Married Lewis Wentworth Giles, June 20, 1946 (divorced 1960). Children: Alan Julian, Kay Celeste.