Bachelor in Education, Evangel University, 1991. Master of Science in Education, Southwest Missouri State University, 1999.
Music teacher Schell City (Missouri) School, 1991—1992, Delta ( Missouri) School, 1993—1995, Koshkonong (Missouri) School, 1995—1999, Gainesville (Missouri) School, 1999—2001. Music teacher, library Hume (Missouri) School, since 2001. With Army National Guard, 1998.
Member of Music Educators of Missouri, Missouri State Teachers Association, Missouri Band Masters Association, Orff Association, The National Association Music Education, Association Supervision Curriculum Development.
Married Vern E. Sword, June 27, 1992.