Dorothy Maxwell graduated summa cum laude from Rowan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a dual major in American Studies. She also earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Saint Mary. She was inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society and the Golden Key International Honor Society. Besides this, she received the ETS Recognition of Excellence Award for ranking in the top fifteen percent nationwide on the Praxis II. Currently, Dorothy is teaching at Winslow Township Middle School where she is involved in various school and community activities.