Jaye has a BA in Public Administration, with a minor in Gerontological Studies, and MEd from NC Central Uiversity. Now retired, she was a public school teacher in early childhood and BMH (Behavioral & Mentally Handicapped) middle school children.
As recreation therapist, Jaye developed and instituted psycho-social programs for 10 years While raising her daughter as a single parent. She's , served as a foster parent, owned a home day care.
Her career spans more than 30 years working with multi-generational populations, from toddlers and pre-school children to teaching teens with emotional handicaps,