Graduated the American School for the Deaf (1961) and Gallaudet College (1966); M.A. (1975) from California State University, Northridge. Worked at ASD as a dormitory counselor, coach, instructor, and dean of boys, then Director of Counseling Services for the Connecticut State Commission for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired. In 1977, became an instructor and afterschool program coordinator at the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School for the Deaf, later Assistant Principal. Left to become Assistant Superintendent at the Mississippi School for the Deaf.
Black and Deaf in America, p.64-65.