Prior to her tenure at El Segundo High School, Nancy owned and operated an executive search firm in El Segundo. She took an active role in the business community, serving as president of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, and Business and Professional Women. She spearheaded the effort to retain the LA Air Force Base and co-founded Leadership El Segundo. After retiring from teaching, Nancy wrote grants to obtain funding for ESUSD and developed and facilitated the Teacher Externship program to build bridges and partnerships between the classroom and the workplace.
Nancy grew up on a farm in Illinois and graduated from Knox College in Galesburg. She began her teaching career at Santa Monica High School, attending UCLA to complete her California Teaching Credential. Subsequently, she earned a Master of Arts from Chapman University and her National Board Certification. Nancy's two children, Lori and Greg, attended El Segundo schools, and now one of her five grandchildren goes to kindergarten here. She and her partner Jeff travel frequently both to explore and to keep in touch with extended family.