Our Arts Alive! family consists of a group of highly trained professionals, all equipped with graduate degrees in Making the World a Better Place! When hiring, we seek individuals who strive to enhance the lives of the children they encounter. Each teacher goes through an extensive interviewing and training process before graduating to a full-fledged Arts Alive! leader. Not only do they smile, laugh, play, and dance with your children– they also employ extensive research-based techniques to unlock the full potential of your child!
Tina founded Arts Alive! in 1994, blending her drama and dance backgrounds to offer an expressive arts program for students of all ages and abilities. Her students include babies and their parents, children of all ages, seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and special needs populations.
Wendy Haardt joined Arts Alive! as its very first employee in 1996! In 2008, Wendy became our Director of Operations. Wendy’s experience, creativity, colorful personality, and knowledge of Spanish make her a valued member of our Arts Alive! family.
Anissa joined Arts Alive! as a teacher in December 1998 and fell madly in love with the Arts Alive! philosophy. On her 10th Anniversary, she was promoted to Executive Director.
Anissa leads the Arts Alive! team and continues to bring down the house teaching Arts Alive!
Creative Movement. In 2016, Anissa, a certified yoga instructor since 2001, created
Arts Alive! Yoga. Combining the health and emotional benefits of yoga with the creativity
and adventure of Arts Alive! has been one of her favorite contributions to the company!
Janet Snider joined Arts Alive! in 1997 and was named Arts Alive! Teacher of the Year in both 2010 and 2011!!! Originally from Liberty, TX, Janet currently resides in Alvin with her husband, Gene, and brings with her more than 30 years of experience as a teacher and nanny. Since she began spreading Arts Alive! magic, Janet has led an amazing 472 parties!
In April 2014, Stacey began creating our amazing Arts Alive! Music curriculum. This curriculum was a natural addition to our creative movement and is now taught at many local preschools. She is quite happy to be singing, clapping and making music every day!
Jenny Wilkerson joined Arts Alive! in January 2011 and was named Arts Alive! Teacher of the Year in May of 2012. Jenny is a true Texan – born and raised! She specialized in Child Development at College of the Mainland in Texas City. While in college, Jenny worked as a preschool teacher and a nanny. She relocated from Galveston County to Houston in 2008.
Sue Shefman has delighted Arts Alive! students, parents, and even her fellow teachers with her wild thematic costumes and fabulous attention-to-detail teaching style since March 1999.