Devoting my love to God, family, church and community has been key to my success. I I received a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University, and attended Sangamon State University, Emory University, The Ohio State University, and Ashland College. My 40 year teaching career includes school districts in Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, as well as teaching for the Urban League (Tulsa, Oklahoma), and the Upward Bound Program. Graduating from Control Data Institute which led working as a Computer Engineer. I have been honored to serve on curriculum councils in several school districts. I was a board member of the United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Outreach Christian Center Church. Presently I am a Board Member at SWCI as well as a tutor and liason for The Boy Scouts of America. I also have a program, The Bible Talk, and everyone is invited.