Treva McKissic believes that words and art matter. Her presentations, writing, poetry, and paper art ensure that people’s ideas have a voice and tell a story. With over 18 years experience in education, Treva has helped spread the magic of creativity across the city of Houston as a teacher, poet, writer, teacher trainer, and paper artist. Recently, she was selected to present a workshop in Austin, Texas, at SXSWedu Conference 2017 about creativity, writing, and art. She holds both a B.A. in English and a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction for Reading & Writing from the University of Houston.