About Dr. Eva Diane Lyle-Smith
Dr. Eva Diane Lyle-Smith is the North East Regional Director for the NEA Black Caucus.
She serves as the Head Building Rep. at the Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, A NJ State
Delegate, and the Camden Rep. for the NJEA Pension Policy Committee. She is also an Instrumental Music Educator at the Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy in Camden, NJ and, has taught music for 37 years on the K-College levels. In addition to teaching music, Eva Diane has performed on her trumpet/flugelhorn and directed music on 5 continents and throughout the Caribbean Islands. She is the first female Band Director of the HBCU schools, starting her teaching career at Fayetteville State University, NC, in 1977. She has also served as an Assistant Professor of Music at Xavier University of LA and Lincoln University of PA.
Dr. Lyle-Smith holds the Ph. D., M.M and B.S. degrees in Music Education from Hampton University, VA; Bowling Green State University, OH; and the University of North Texas, TX. She is the 2nd African-American to receive the Ph. D. in Music Education from UNT.
A product of the St. Louis, MO Public Schools, Eva Diane is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Order of Eastern Star. Additional Summer studies include Spelman College, GA; the University of Senegal and Fourebay College in Sierre Leone West Africa; St. John University, NY and Monmouth University, NJ.
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