Bachelor of Science in Education, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1956. Master of Arts in Education, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1973.
Secondary teacher Zanesville Board Education, Ohio, 1956—1959, Belpre, 1963—1964. Teacher Washington County Board Education, Beverly, 1964, Dublin Board Education, 1971—1972. Cultural arts coordinator City of Columbus, 1984—1987.
Executive assistant for educational policy Ohio Office Budget and Management, 1996—1999. Project director, state of ohio technical evaluation Ohio School Net Commission, 1999—2001. Consultant Capital Partners, 2001—2007.
Member, president Worthington Board Education, Ohio, 1974—1981, State Board Education, Columbus, 1983—1992. Member National Advisory Council on Adult Education, Washington, 1984—1986.
Member, vice chair Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Armed Forces, Washington, 1982—1985. President Ohio Federation Republican Women, Columbus, 1977—1981. Member Ohio Arts Council, 1978—1983, Columbus Jazz Arts Group, 1981—1989.
President Columbus Area International Center Board, 1992—1998. Member Ohio Alliance Arts in Education, 1984—1990. Member, steering committee Getty Institutes the Arts, Ohio State University.
Founder, president Pioneer Nursery School, Marietta, 1963—1968. Member of Columbus Metropolitan.
Married Robert Harrison Smith, August 25, 1956. Children: Robert Fulton, Mallory Leigh, Randall Sears.