- Bachelor of Science Texas A and I University
- Master of Library and Information Science University of Alabama
Originally from Connecticut, Mrs. Powers has worked in education for over 35 years in various states, first as a classroom teacher predominantly in kindergarten, then as a library teacher in elementary, middle, and high schools. She has been married to her wonderful husband since 1978, has three grown sons, of which she is very proud, and one young grandson who steals her heart.