Alice Y. Lyons has been a teacher in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District since 2003, teaching English, Public Speaking, Creative Writing and being at the helm of the Coughlin/G.A.R. Drama Club. Mrs. Lyons received two bachelor’s degrees from Wilkes University in Education and English with a minor in Theatre. She also holds a master’s degree in 21st Century Teaching and Learning from Wilkes University. Since the 2003-2004 school year, the Coughlin/G.A.R. Players have blossomed into one of the best high school drama clubs in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She has been involved in the local theatrical scene in hundreds of productions as an actor, director, costumer, set, lighting, sound designer, and stage manager, even receiving a Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance Award for Best Director of a musical in 2012 for her production of Hairspray and best actress in a musical in 2020 for her portrayal of Diana Goodman in Next to Normal present by Gaslight Theatre! She was also honored as The Times Leader's 2021 Best of the Best as Best Actress in NEPA. She has been seen on stage as an actor and behind the scenes for The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, The Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Showcase Theatre, Act Out Theatre, KISS Theatre Company, Wyoming Seminary’s Performing Arts Institute, Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts and The Misfit Players, for which she is a founding member. For the last twenty years, she has been an avid director and teacher of the arts, helping and mentoring young thespians hone their craft through directing locally, and being formerly and currently involved with acting seminars for King’s College’s Hispanic Outreach Program, Wilkes University Summer program, KISS Theatre Company, and the Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary. Mrs. Lyons can also be seen and heard, on occasion, singing the national anthem and emceeing for the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. She happily resides in Wilkes-Barre with her husband, Lou.