Shayna Snider is an artist, public school teacher, and mother of two. Living on a farm in rural Tennessee, Snider creates artwork inspired by the geography and weather systems of the region, as well as her daily life on the farm and in the landscape. She shares her belief in the power of creativity by teaching art to Metropolitan Nashville youth at Hume-Fogg High School. With a previous Bachelor’s Degree in Art History, she began her art education career in 2006 after receiving a Master’s Degree in Teaching from New York’s School of Visual Art. Prior to that Snider was an elite athlete, winning consecutive national championships, a silver medal in Australia at the World Age Group Games for power tumbling, and she was Team Captain for University of Illinois Cheerleading. Her latest achievements include 2017 Tennessee Governor’s School Teacher of the Year, 2022 MNPS Blue Ribbon Teacher, 2023 Simmons Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year, and 2023 Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction.