Bachelor of Science, University Nebraska, 1964. Master of Arts, University Nebraska, 1972.
Teacher home economics, Crete (Nebraska) Public Schools, 1964-1965; research instructor, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1972-1976; teacher home economics, Lincoln Public Schools, since 1976. Author food service curriculum guide Lincoln Public Schools, 1985. Member advanced.bd. Child Development Superior vena cava syndrome, S.E. Community College, Lincoln, 1990-1992.
Director programs Nebraska South Leadership seminar Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation, 1991-1992. Member altar society Cathedral of Risen Christ, 1977-2007. Member American Vocational Association, Nebraska Vocational Association, American Association Family & Consumer Sciences, Nebraska Vocational Home Economics Teachers Association, Nebraska Association Family & Consumer Sciences (president 1993-1994), University Nebraska Alumni Association, Home Economics Alumni Association University Nebraska (board directors 1989-1993), Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Omicron Nu, Phi Upsilon Omicron, International Federation Home Economists, AAFCS (vice chair international division, 2004-2006, secretary treasurer international division), Home Economists (president, 2005-2006), Bryan LGH 55+ (advisory board 2006-2008).
Married John Edmund Kastl, June 19, 1965. Children: John Andrew, Teresa Marie.