Anita graduated from Camden Fairview High School. She attended the University of Central Arkansas receiving a BSE in Vocational Home Economics (known today as Family and Consumer Sciences) and a MS in Family and Consumer Sciences. She is married and has a daughter, Amanda, and 2 grandchildren, Alyssa and Joshua. Plus a granddog, Sassy. She has been a member of the faculty at Fordyce High School for 13 years.