Nancy left her native Texas after graduating from Rice University and marrying a young naval officer. She got to see the country with residences in California, Virginia, New Mexico, Florida, and Maine while moving 14 times. Nancy held many jobs in education from elementary teacher to school counselor in junior and senior high schools to counselor representative in the Maine Department of Education. She was called to Washington, DC, to work for a federal agency after developing a career decision-making instrument that was distributed throughout the US. She delayed joining her husband in retirement in order to become interim director of The American School Counselor Association. The interim became permanent for the next five years when she finally retired.
Nancy then had time to take up her long-delayed desire to write children’s stories. She is the author of three picture books – Duffy the Lonesome Dragon, Don’t Call Me Baby, and Duffy the Dragon and the Bullies. The last book was given to the counselor association as a tool for elementary counselors to use in teaching about bullying.
Nancy and Phil, her husband of 64 years, have four ordinary children and 8 extraordinary grandchildren.
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