Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Tiffiny C. Reckley is a 9 year music education veteran. Having most recently served as a middle school Music Teacher and Fine Arts Department Chair in Houston, she has formerly held positions as a middle and high school band director in Texas and Louisiana. Ms. Reckley earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Xavier University of Louisiana, and a Master of Music Education degree from the University of North Texas. She is extremely passionate about the consulting, mentoring, and professional development of urban music educators. Ms. Reckley’s research surrounding Black female band directors in urban Title 1 schools titled, ‘Critical Issues of Intersectionality in the Urban Band Room: A Review of Literature’, was selected to present at the Texas Music Educators Association conference poster session. Ms. Reckley is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Black Music Educators, her respective university alumni groups, and founding Vice President of the Sentito Arts Foundation.
Her favorite quote is, “Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, a life to everything.” –Plato