Began a teaching career in physical education at Emmitsburg High School and continued her career in Frederick County School System for over 40 years. Her greatest love was her students and her dedication over the years working with exceptional students made her a pioneer in creating opportunities for the physically and mentally challenged students in Frederick County. She believed in teaching the mind and body as a unit. Her unselfish service and belief in impaired students led her to strive for successful creation of the Frederick County Special Olympics. She coached students to numerous championships in various sports and created for her teams and students the opportunity to achieve beyond all expectations.