I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1982, in the area of elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement. I received Master’s Degrees from the University of Louisville in 1986 and 2006, with a concentration as a Reading Specialist and Early Childhood Specialist, respectively. My teaching experience has been both in public, parochial, and private schools; as educator and administrator; and with elementary and high school students. I have three grown children, two of which are still studying at Eastern Kentucky University and Northern Kentucky University. My hobbies include reading and needlework.