- B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. She also earned her Christian Education certificate from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.
- More than twenty years of experience in the classroom: Sheridan Hills Christian School (1990-2001) and Trinity Christian School in Apopka, FL (2001-2012). Volunteers to lead after-school book clubs, poetry fairs, children’s choirs, youth groups, and Vacation Bible Schools.