Mrs. Winters was born in Louisiana and raised in South Carolina. She received her BA from the University of South Carolina in 1982, majoring in Studio Art with an Intensive in Advertising Design. Mrs. Winters worked in the newspaper business for 12 years, serving as the production manager of USA today in Florida and production manager for the Alamogordo Daily News.
She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1986. Mrs. Winters is a licensed Children’s Minister, teaching children in Church for over 30 years. She began her association with IDA as the First Church liaison to the IDA board, eventually serving as a board member. She has been teaching at IDA for 13 years and has earned the title of Master Teacher. Her favorite subject is Art, every aspect of it, with math coming in a close second as she loves solving puzzles.
Mrs. Winters is recently widowed but has two adult children and a beautiful granddaughter who attends IDA.