Davina "Dee" Lyons

Davina Lyons teaches 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts at Sacaton Middle School in the Gila River Indian Community in Sacaton, AZ.  She completed her bachelor’s degree in Business Management and her Master’s in Management with an emphasis on Transformational Leadership.  Before becoming a teacher, Lyons spent 29 years in corporate America as a people and project leader.  In 2014, Lyons followed her passion for learning and inspiring others and decided to become an educator.  She was quickly able to build authentic compassionate relationships with her students which created a positive classroom environment.  She created a classroom brand called “The Lyons Den” which inspired students to feel connected and fostered a sense of pride in the school community.  After seeing untapped potential in many students, Lyons started a Theater Club where she is teaching students to write, produce and act in their own plays.  In addition to her work in the classroom, she desires to support adolescents in navigating through social and emotional barriers to more fully engage academically. She is the founder of the TRIBE Authentic Woman Workshop where she inspires and motivates women to find, use, and elevate their authentic voice. She currently resides in Chandler, Arizona and is now working on her first book about her passion for education and experience as a teacher in a rural community.  You may reach Davina Lyons by emailing: info@LyonsDenEducation.com

I started declaring who I was – Educator, Speaker, Coach.  Over time, those labels took on deeper more resolute meanings.  I had been functioning in those roles for years, yet I wasn’t showing up like it – lacking confidence and clarity was my biggest issue. 

This post is the first in a series I will be blogging about intended to help women authentically redefine their lives…

Today, I decided to counteract this feeling and declare PEACE!  So I consciously decided to be peaceful – with my family, friends, students, colleagues, my environment and all else I encounter.