1971 – Graduate of Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart, Madison, Wi.
1975 – B.S. Degree from Edgewood College in Special Education, minor in math
1985 – B.A. Degree from U.W. Madison in Music Education
2007 – M.A. Degree from Edgewood College in Education Administration
2013 – Honorary Doctorate Degree from Lewis University, Romeoville, Ill.
1995 – Earned Private Pilot License at Morey Airport in Middleton, WI.
1997 – Earned Instrument Rating at Middleton, Wi.
2000 – Earned Complex and High Performance Aircraft Rating, Madison, Wi.
2006 – Earned Advanced Ground School Instructor License, Madison, Wi.
1975-78 – Special Ed teacher at Oregon Middle School
1978-79 – K-8 Music and 7-8 teacher at St. Mary of the Lake School, Waunakee, Wi.
1980-2000- Owner and teacher at The Perfect Octave Music Studio, pre-K to adult
1985-86 – Music teacher at Midvale Elementary School, Madison
1992-95 – Music teacher at Little Red Preschool for Middleton and Cross Plains
2000-present – Founder & Instructor of Aviation Program at Edgewood High School grades 11-12
Civic and Professional Commitments: (present commitments only)
Madison Symphony Orchestra Board, Development and Organ Committees
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Advisory Board
Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Foundation Board
U.W. School of Music Board of Visitors
The National Arts Board from the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Edgewood College Board and Executive Committee
Women Moving Millions National Association Member
IWF – International Women’s Foundation
Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Board and Public Policy Committee
Overture Center Foundation Board
U.W.-Madison Family Business Center
Madison Community Foundation Grant Board
Madison Children’s Museum Board Member
A Fund For Women Executive Council
YWCA Women of Distinction Nomination Selection Board
Merlin Mentor for Business Entrepreneurs
Porchlight Capital Campaign Chair
EAA Young Eagle Flight Leader
Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation President and Company Board Member
Hobbies and Interests:
Traveling and Biking – have been to all 7 continents and swum in all 4 oceans
Music and Flying Reading and Writing Cooking and Entertaining