Associate Director of Bands
Erin Lyon began her teaching career in 2007 and is currently the Associate Director of Bands at Simmons Middle School. Prior to Simmons, Mrs. Lyon held positions at Zion Chapel High School, Clay-Chalkville Middle School, and Leeds Middle School. Bands under her direction have consistently earned superior ratings at the Alabama Music Performance Assessment.
Mrs. Lyon holds membership in the National Association for Music Education, Alabama Bandmasters Association, Alabama Conference of Educators, Troy University Alumni Association, and is an alumni member of the music fraternity for women, Sigma Alpha Iota.
Mrs. Lyon earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Instrumental Music Education in 2007 and a Master of Science Degree in Instrumental Music Education in 2010 from Troy University. While attending Troy University, Mrs. Lyon performed actively in the Sound of the South Marching Band, Troy University Symphony Band, Montgomery Symphony, and was consistently chosen to perform at the Troy University’s Honors Recital. Mrs. Lyon also earned her National Board Certification in the area of Early Childhood Music Education in 2018. In 2021, Mrs. Lyon was named the Leeds City Schools/Leeds Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year.
Mrs. Lyon is an active soldier musician for the Alabama Army National Guard. She performs on oboe, English horn, piccolo, and is a vocalist for the 151st Army Band based out of Montgomery, Alabama. In addition to serving in the military, Mrs. Lyon is a member of a community band, Alabama Winds, and also performs at many churches around the state. Mrs. Lyon also has a private oboe studio and teaches young oboists throughout the Birmingham area.
Mrs. Lyon enjoys backpacking, hiking, the outdoors, and anything fitness related. Mrs. Lyon is married to Wade, who teaches special needs children and also owns a local deck building business. They have two beautiful children together, Wyatt (5) and Virginia Grace (3). Mrs. Lyon is extremely excited about the opportunity to teach in the Hoover City School system and feels blessed to serve as the Associate Director of Bands at Simmons Middle School!