Born Madison, April 27, 1950; married. Graduate River Valley H.S.; attended Madison Area Technical College and Edgewood College. Former Associate Director of the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools. Member: Natl. Caucus of Environmental Legislators; Honorary Life Member, Wis. Congress of Parents and Teachers. Fellow, Bowhay Institute, La Follette School, UW-Madison; Fellow, Flemming Institute, Center for Policy Alternatives; School and District Accountability Team 2011-13; Educator Effectiveness Coordinating Council 2011-13. Oakhill Correctional Institute Advisory Bd.; State Superintendent’s Entrepreneurship Task Force (co-chp.) 2009-11.
Elected to Assembly since 2002.