Bachelor of Science, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, 1957. Postgraduate, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, 1986.
Teacher 3d grade Kempsville Elementary School, Virginia, 1955-1956. Teacher art Princess Anne High School, 1957-1958, Mount Vernon Elementary School, Alexandria, 1959-1960, Harrisburg Junior High School, Pennsylvania, 1961. Teacher 6th grade art and social studies Silverdale Elementary School, Washington, 1967-1970.
Teacher art North Kitsap High School, Poulsbo, 1978-1984. Drawing instructor Harrisburg Young Men’s Christian Association, 1961, private lessons, Hawaii, 1964-1965. Docent Hall of Indians/Museum Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1970-1971.
Partner The Art Cellar, Silverdale, 1971-1975. Instructor adult craft classes Olympic College, Bremerton, 1975-1977. Instructor pottery Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District, 1984-1904, adult sculpture classes, since 1995.
Guide studio tour Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Fundraiser, Friends of the Library., Bremerton, Washington. Member American Association of University Women, Philanthropic and Educational Organization, Bainbridge Island Music and Arts, The Clay People, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities, Seattle Art Museum.
Married Richard Carroll Burns, December 15, 1960. Children: Jay Bradford, Kurt MacDonald.