- Public Schools Educator (45 years): Instructor and Leadership Coach (2008-10) and Director of the Washington State Leadership Academy (2010-16); Superintendent of Everett Public Schools, 2000 to 2008; Superintendent, Bremerton School District in Bremerton, Washington; Assistant Superintendent in Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma, Washington; Curriculum Director, School Principal and/or Classroom Teacher in Washington, Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
- University Teaching: Associate Professor University of Washington; Adjunct Professor: Seattle University and Western Washington University.
- Community Boards:
Providence Community Mission Board—Chair Mission Committee; Chair, United Way of Snohomish County Board of Directors; Executive Vice President of Trustees for the YMCA of Snohomish County; Board member for Everett Rotary, Bremerton Rotary, Imagine Children’s Museum, Junior Achievement of Snohomish County, Harrison Hospital, Harrison Hospital Foundation and on the advisory board of the for-profit organization, Durham School Services.
2008 State Leadership Award from the Washington State Association of School Administrators; the Golden Achievement Award from the National School Public Relations Association; the Washington State 2006 Crystal Apple Award for work in public relations; the Washington State Superintendent of the Year in 2004; the Boy Scouts of America Service to Youth Award; YWCA Woman of Achievement Award; Excellence in Educational Leadership from the University Council for Educational Administration; Washington State Regional Principal of the Year Award; and two Golden Acorn Award, Educator of the Year Award, and the Lifetime Membership Award from the Washington State Parent/Teacher/Student Association.
Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Troy University, Troy, Alabama; Master’s degree in early childhood education from The University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida; and a Doctor of Education degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, needlework, fun with friends & family