Mrs. Wetherbee completed her undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University, where she majored in Special Education and Human and Organizational Development. She began her teaching career in the Washington, DC area, working at a public school. She has also worked in a hospital setting, as well as teaching continuing education courses at a community college. Mrs. Wetherbee holds a master’s degree in education from Hood College, where she served on the adjunct faculty for the Reading Specialist program. She and her husband have two children.