Born and raised in Speedway, Indiana, Mrs. Conner graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. After teaching 3rd grade for two years in Muncie, IN., Mrs. Conner married and then moved to Springfield. Previous employment in Springfield include: 10 years at Franklin Life/AIG-American General, 8½ years at Trinity Lutheran School, and 2 years at the Illinois National Guard with the Adjutant General. Mrs. Conner currently resides in Springfield with her husband, Steve, and daughters Elizabeth, LuHi Class of 2016, and Michaela, LuHi Class of 2020.
The Conner family attends Parkway Christian Church. Mrs. Conner's favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11: '"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."'