Born in Jonesboro and lived in Hoxie as a young child. Briefly left the area and returned in the third grade. Attended Hoxie school third through twelfth grade. After graduation attended ASU and WBC. Graduated with a BSE in elementary education and returned to complete certification in Gifted and Talented.
Married to Daniel Abbott and have two children. Larry Daniel Abbott is a 2005 graduate of Hoxie School. He is currently married and has one child, Maddox Cole Abbott. Ashlyn Abbott is a 2012 graduate of Crowleys Ridge Academy and attends University of Arkansas majoring in Biology.
Worked in the Hoxie district for twenty three years. Twenty of those years have been in the gifted program. Currently the facilitator and coordinator of the elementary and high school gifted program. Coaches the elementary, junior high, and senior high Quiz Bowl team, Chess team, Spelling Bee Coordinator, Junior Class sponsor, Student Council sponsor, Beta Club sponsor and Advanced Placement Coordinator.