Bachelor of Science in Education, Indiana University, 1970. Master of Science in Education, Butler University, 1972.
Teacher, Indianapolis Public Schools, 1970-1975; realtor, S. Richardson Homes, Indianapolis, since 1973; director, Parent Power, Inc., Carmel, Indiana, since 1992.
Board visitors Butler University, Indianapolis, since 1996. Advisory board Heartland Film Festival, Indianapolis, since 1995, Indiana Education Policy Center, Indianapolis, since 1992, Indiana Adolescent Advisory Board, since 1994. Member school board Carmel Clay Schools, 1986-1994, State Board of Education of Indiana, since 1993.
Member National Association State Boards Education (chair, government affairs committee since 1994).
Married Charles T. Richardson, November 16, 1973. Children: C. Todd, Lee Merritt.