Born to Raymond and LaVerne (Mayer) Kusler in Fredonia, ND.
Is an elementary school teacher in Cokato and Robbinsdale, MN through 1966.
Earns a Bachelor of Science from Valley City University in North Dakota.
Is a vocal teacher at Wheaton High School in Minnesota through 1967.
Is an elementary school teacher at Owatonna Elementary School in Minnesota through 1988.
Earns a Master of Science from Mankato State University in Minnesota.
Serves as vice president of Cannon Valley Uniserv in Mankato, MN.
Elected to the NEA Board.
Earns an Educational Specialist degree from the University of Minnesota.
Is a principal at Owatonna Elementary School in Minnesota through 1998 and a reading specialist through 2008.
Is a National Education Association delegate for the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Professions in Melbourne.
Is Named Woman of Year by the Owatonna Business and Professional Women.
Elected to the International Literacy Association Board.
Earns a Certificate of Merit from the VCSU; is presented the Woman of Achievement Award by Delta Kappa Gamma.
Receives the Celebrate Literacy Award from the International Literacy Association
Serves as president of the Owatonna Woman’s Club.