Shelia Radford Sumpter has been teaching children of all ages for over 30 years in the public school, private studio, and university settings.  Her undergraduate studies were in theatre and dance and her graduate studies were in language arts education. Mrs. Sumpter has worked as a professional actress, dancer, director, and choreographer.  She currently consults with professional, academic, and community organizations. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Kids at HART which is part of Haywood Arts Regional Theater.