I am sixty-five years old, a widow, and retired teacher. Our son, Bryan, is married to Missy with three beautiful children. I was born in Mississippi and grew up in Memphis, Tenn. My undergraduate degree in education is from the University of TN, Martin. My masters degree is in psychology and counseling from Arkansas State University.
I taught high school history, science, and career education for five years; two years as the Director of Career Education at the Arkansas Department of Education, and eighteen years as an elementary school counselor.
My late husband and I traveled as much as time and budget would allow. We enjoyed going to schools in developing countries, and were especially proud of a project for Haitian refugees in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
In 2015, I was grateful for the opportunity to volunteer teach briefly in Rwanda and Russia. In 2016, I joined Project Humanity as a volunteer in Kenya. In 2017, I returned to Kenya with Project Humanity as well as Zambia.