Miss Georgeanne, as the children call her, was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area. After earning a bachelor's degree in Earth Science with a minor in Marine science from Penn State University, she worked as an environmental specialist for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. She returned to the South Hills with her family in 1992, where she operated a certified family day care home for nine years. During that time, she completed a graduate level certificate program in Elementary Education at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to the time spent running her own day care facility, Georgeanne worked as a teacher for Westminster Child Development Center, Bright Horizons Child Care Centers, St. Valentine School, and Our Lady of Grace School.
Georgeanne lives with her husband Joel, and has two college age sons, Christopher and Daniel.