I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Education and a minor in Psychology. I began teaching in 1977 and taught for two years in Chicago. After moving to Houston, I taught at Northbrook High School, St. Laurence Middle School and Clements High School before continuing my teaching career at Dulles High School. I was also the Math Specialist at Clements High School for three years. I have taught everything from 6th grade Mathematics through Calculus.