Alana Lyles earned a Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Drury University and a Specialist Degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. She went on to earn a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University, in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Lyles has spent most of her career in the field of Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She was a classroom teacher for 19 years and a Principal for 11 years. She retired from the public school system with 30 years of service.
After retirement she went on to work as an associate professor at Macon State College. She also serves at other universities as an adjunct professor. Dr. Lyles currently facilitates classes for University of Phoenix, Online in the School of Education and for the School of Advanced Studies. Dr. Lyles has facilitated courses at University of Phoenix for ten years. She takes great pride in being a teacher of teachers.
While working in education, Dr. Lyles made many contributions to the community, especially in the areas of diversity and Human Rights. She has worked with several commissions, committees, and organizations to help improve human rights and diversification in the community.
Dr. Lyles is a native of Springfield, Mo. She relishes the clear blues skies and clean air in the Ozark Mountains. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and activities with family and friends.