United Way of Greater Plymouth County has announced that Evelyn Lee, Director of Visual and Performing Arts at the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School, has recently joined its board of directors.
Lee has been a versatile and skillful educator for more than 35 years. She earned a bachelor of science degree in Music Education with a concentration in voice and piano from Alabama A&M University and a master’s in Education from Simmons College with a concentration in Teaching and Leadership. She also studied extensively at The Boston Conservatory of Music (Opera and Performance) and the University of Massachusetts with a concentration in Leadership in the Urban School Doctorate program. Lee directed choirs at The New England Conservatory, University of Massachusetts Boston, and Brandeis University.
Lee is also a professional singer and continues to sing locally and nationally as a classical soprano and gospel artist. She has performed with Patti LaBelle, Whoopi Goldberg and The New England Spiritual Ensemble. She also serves as the Director of Music at the New Life Temple Church in Brockton.
Lee has a led many notable performances including preparing multiple children’s choruses for performances for President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama at the White House. Numerous organizations in the Greater Boston area have awarded Lee with distinguished honors including the Boston Public Schools Golden Apple Award, Dr. Ozzie L. Edwards Education Award, and the African Americans Making History Today: Living Legend Award.