Mrs. Higley began her career in the Freehold Regional High School District at Howell High School as a teacher in the Social Studies Department and the Humanities Learning Center. She became Assistant Principal at Freehold Township High School in October of 2001. She became the Principal at Freehold Township in December of 2004.
Mrs. Higley earned a B.A. in History with an education certificate from Rowan University. She received her M.A. in Educational Leadership from Georgian Court University. Mrs. Higley was a long-time resident of Manalapan and a graduate of Manalapan High School. She now resides in Freehold Township.