Devon taught at West Lawn Elementary School in Grand Island, Nebraska. About her work, Devon explained, "I have the best job in the whole world! I teach kindergartners! I get to watch them grow as readers, writers, thinkers, and problem-solvers as we explore our world together."
Devon graduated summa cum laude from Augustana College, with degrees in both Elementary Education and English. She received her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane College.
With thirty years of teaching experience, Devon's area of expertise was primary education, especially language arts instruction. She was a member of NCTE and the Whole Language Umbrella (WLU), the Central Nebraska Reading Association, the Nebraska Reading Association, the Grand Island Education Association, Nebraska State Education Association, and the National Education Association. She was an active participant on the TAWL (Teachers Applying Whole Language) listserv.