Bachelor of Science, Bluefield State College, 1966; Master of Education, University of Virginia, 1972.
Teacher, Amherst (Virginia) County School Board, 1966-1967; teacher, Roanoke City Schools, 1967-1985, 86-; teacher adult education, Roanoke City Schools, 1971-1975; teacher gifted program, Roanoke City Schools, 1979; coordinator elementary social studies, Roanoke City School Board, 1985-1986.
Member Roanoke Catholic School Board, 1970-1974, Communications on Christian Education, 1979-1982. Chairman Christian Education, 1975-1977. Sponsor Safety Patrol, 1970-1987, Y-Teens, 1979-1981.
President, founder Northwest Investor. Board directors Harrison Heritage and Cultural Center. Member Roanoke Education Association, Virginia Education Association (Mary Hatwood Futrell award 1988), National Education Association, Virginia Council for the Social Studies (Teacher of Year award 1980), Roanoke Valley History Society, American Association for University Women, Bluefield State College Alumni Association (past president), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Catholic History Society, Delta Kappa Gamma.
Married David Lee Hale. 1 child, Brian.