City: Spokane Valley, WA
Education: Graduated from West Valley High School in Spokane Valley in 1970. Earned a bachelor’s degree including teacher certification from the University of Washington in 1974. Earned a master’s in English literature from Gonzaga University in 1992. Completed library-media specialist endorsement from Eastern Washington University in 2004. National Board Certificated Media Specialist since 2010.
Political experience: First run for office.
Work experience: Worked at Central Valley High School as an English and history teacher from 1992-2002 and as a librarian from 2002-2018. Retired June 2018.
Family: Married to Michael Dolan, who died in 2016. Has two children who graduated from Central Valley High School.