Title: Music Teacher
Location: Smithfield, North Carolina, United States
Elizabeth Anne Temple, a music teacher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of music education.
Well regarded for her expertise in her chosen field, Dr. Temple provided more than two and a half decades of industry experience to her role as a substitute teacher of business in music for the Wake County Public Schools district. She had previously served in a similar capacity for the Zebulon GT Magnet Elementary School from 2013 until 2016, and as a teacher of music for the Cumberland County School district in North Carolina. In her role as a teacher, she instructs students in various kinds of band instruments, as well as music theory, appreciation, and drama. Prior to serving in her most recent role, Dr. Temple contributed in a similar capacity with the Harnett County Schools, Lenoir County Public School, and Pitt County Public Schools.
Before venturing onto her vocational path, Dr. Temple sought a formal education at East Carolina University, from which she earned a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in 1992 and 1994, respectively. She subsequently obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in music education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro in 1999. Noted for her achievements in the field, Dr. Temple was presented with a Principal’s Recognition of Teaching Exceptional Children from Lillian Black Elementary School in 2013. In accounting for her success, she credits her inner strength and kindness, as well as her devotion to her Christian faith.
Long dedicated to civic advocacy, Dr. Temple has been active as a volunteer with the Salvation Army. Additionally, she has sung with her church choir at the St. Mary’s United Methodist Church in Smithfield, North Carolina. Dr. Temple is also a member of the musical fraternity of Sigma Alpha Iota, and the Order of the Eastern Star. Outside of her vocational efforts, Dr. Temple enjoys such pastimes as riding her bicycle and collecting books.
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