Born and raised in East Texas, Raymiah Jackson received his BM and MFA in Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. Mr. Jackson has spent 15 years working with youth as a music teacher. UIL records suggest that he was the first and youngest African-American male in Texas to earn Sweepstakes honors in the Orchestra Division. He is currently the owner of Applied String Lessons, LLC and Director of S.K.Y.E. North Side Orchestra.
We are so thankful New England's Tiffiny Reckley made her way down south to begin changing lives for underserved youth. Ms. Reckley earned her Bachelor of Music at Xavier University in Louisiana and her Master of Music Education from UNT. Her Capstone entitled "Reflections of Me: Experiences of Black Female Band Directors in Urban Title I Schools" is a phenomenal snapshot highlighting the tenacity and perseverance of so many.
Aleshia Huffman is a wife, attorney, and mother of two boys. The East Texas native received her BA from Stephen F. Austin in 2004, her JD from the University of Houston in 2007, and her MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2013.