Bachelor of Fine Arts in Commercial Art, Mississippi University for Women, 1981. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education, Mississippi University for Women, 1983. Master of Education, University Southwest Louisiana, 1987.
Postgraduate, Institute Children's Literature, Redding Ridge, Connecticut.
Engraver, trophy designer, Al Summy Signs, Bay St. Louis graphic artist, Columbus (Mississippi) Manufacturers teacher gifted students grades 5-8, Acadia Parish Schools, Crowley, Louisiana.
Member National Education Association, Louisiana Association Educators, Acadia Association Educators, Association for Gifted and Talented, Crowley Business and Professional Women, Delta Kappa Gamma.
Married Stephen Mark Ronkartz, June 9, 1989.