• Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.), 12/1966 - Chicago State University (formerly Chicago Teachers College); Business Education.
  • Master of Arts in Special Education (M.A.), 12/1982 - Northeastern Illinois University,Chicago; Behavioral Disorders.
  • Completed classroom coursework portion (36 hours) of Ed.D program in Administration & Supervision at Loyola University; General Administration Certification, Type 75, 10/1986.
  • Aurora University (West 40), Computer Technology courses, 1999


  • Grades 1-4 in Neelyville, MO (Hart/Washington schools)
  • Grades 5-10 in Poplar Bluff, MO at Wheatley School.

    School Activities: Starlight Club, 4-H club, NHA; piano/accordion;
    Inducted into National Jr. Honor Society (Leadership); multi-year participant in live radio broadcasted annual spelling/history bees and Wheatley Chorus's annual Black History performances;

    Associate Editor of Wheatley Tiger school newspaper; Attendant on court of two consecutive Homecoming queens (Gr. 9-10)

  • Sr. High (Gr. 11-12) at newly integrated Poplar Bluff Senior High, 1958-1960: FBLA member, talent shows participant, Honor graduate.