Bachelor cum laude, Panhandle State University, 1958. Master of Arts cum laude, University Colorado, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy cum laude, University Colorado, 1977.
Teacher public schools, Forgan, Oklahoma, 1950-1966, Liberal, Kansas, 1966-1967. Teacher reading Douglas County High School, Castle Rock, Colorado, 1970—1976. Associate professor Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 1976-1985.
Coordinator department language arts Jefferson County Schools, Golden, Colorado, 1985—1989. Teacher Forgan Public Schools, Oklahoma, 1990—2001. Department chair, associate professor Oklahoma Panhandle State University, 2003—2007.
Developer curriculum in reading and language arts for small and rural schools. Presenter workshops, seminars. Member accreditation team Colorado State University.
Reviewer, consultant textbook series, Scott, Foresman Company. Reviewer, consultant MacMillan Public Company.
Member International Reading Association, Colorado Council International Reading Association, National Council Teachers English, National Rural Education Association (past president 1998, named to Hall of Fame 2008), Colorado Language Arts Society, Western Writers American, Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma.
Married Albert Hodges Junior (divorced 1967). Children: Albert Brent, Mark Eugene. Married Charles M. McLain, June 21, 1986 (deceased).