Schlegel earned a B.A. in speech and theater with a minor in mass communication from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She holds an M.A. in communication from WTAMU.
She is a member of National Communicators Association and the Texas Speech Communication Association.
Schlegel teaches basic public speaking and persuasion. She also advises students seeking a Bachelor of General Studies degree or a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree.
She works with the communication faculty to discover enterainment choices and time usage choices of WTAMU students. Schlegel also is a professional storyteller and a member of Storytellers of the High Plains and the Tejas Storytellers Association. Her stories are performed in different venues from the preshow of TEXAS to museums and public schools. The topics are seasonal but are often tied to area history or to familiar legends.
She and her husband Brad enjoy the chaotic normalcy of parenting two boys. Family time is spent playing games in front of the fire in the winter. Warm weather finds them involved in outdoor activities such as gardening, golf, camping and fishing. They are actively involved in Calvary Baptist Church. She is an avid cook and enjoys making specialty desserts.