Bachelor of Science in Education, Abilene Christian University, 1959. Master of Science in Education, East Texas University, 1972. Postgraduate, Tennessee State University, 1990.
Music teacher, Abilene, Texas, 1960-1961. Teacher Club Hill Elementary, Garland, 1975-1978. Kindergarten teacher McGavock, Cole School, Nashville, 1978-1984.
Chapter 1 teacher Tom Joy Metro School, 1984-1986. Kindergarten teacher Glendale Middle School, 1986—1991, retired, 2001. Adjunct professor David Lipscomb University, since 1993, music teacher Tusculum Elementary School, 1999-2001.
Member National Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, Metro Nashville Education Association (Teacher of Year 1992).
Married James L. Jackson, August 26, 1960. Children: Jon Carter, Juli Gayle.