Bachelor of Science in education, Pittsburgh State University, 1971. Master of Science in education, Pittsburgh State University, 1973.
Special education art teacher Corpus Christi State School, 1971—1972. Art teacher Northwest Junior High School, Kansas City, 1973—1974, Odessa High School, 1974—2001. Lecturer, adjunct instructor Central Missouri State University, from 2002.
Member of Missouri Art Education Association (secondary art education chair 1986-1990, Service award 1990-1992, Art Teacher of the Year 1985).
Children: Jeremy Allen, Hillary Dawn.