I went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received my Bachelors of Science degree in elementary education with a minor in elementary mathematics. The following year I completed my Masters of Education in elementary mathematics from the same university. After completing my education I moved to Virginia where I have taught for over 40 years. I have taught remedial and gifted math for second - sixth grades. I taught sixth grade, fourth-first grade, third grade, second grade and prekindergarten.
While living in Virginia I met my husband, another educator. We now have three grown children and two grandchildren.