Phone: 469.752.5400


Degrees and Certifications:

University of North Texas Visual Art Studies Certified K-12

Mrs. Alexis Tennessee


Welcome to ART with MRS. TENNESSEE! GO EAGLES!  Mrs. Tennessee graduated from Churchill High School in San Antonio, TX in the year 2000.  She went on to study art at the University of North Texas in Denton, where she acquired her degree in Visual Art Studies in 2005.  GO MEAN GREEN EAGLES!!  Her first year of teaching was spent at Dallas ISD teaching sixth grade art.  She then transitioned to the high school setting, teaching in Irving ISD for seven years, where she taught ART 1, CERAMICS, PAINTING, FIBERS and ADVANCED PLACEMENT 3D STUDIO ART.  Mrs. Tennessee began her ninth year at Plano ISD, where she had the opportunity to teach with her best friend and mentor at Williams High School.  She taught ART 1, PRE-AP ART 1 and ART 2.  In 2016, Mrs. Tennessee returned to her hometown to teach art at her alma mater and give back to the community. She served three years at Churchill High School and was excited to expand the art program by launching the AP STUDIO 3D program in the FALL of 2017. She also introduced the Art and Media Communications curriculum brought about by the Texas Cultural Trust Digital Pioneer Certification and training.  Finally, in 2019, Mrs. Tennessee got the opportunity to return to her DFW home in Plano ISD to dedicate her talents and love to the students of BIRD and GUINN SPC’s.

Mrs. Tennessee landed at Haggrad Middle School in 2021 and is THRILLED to be part of the EAGLE'S NEST!     

Mrs. Tennessee’s TWO most important classroom principles are to treat everyone and everything with RESPECT and to CREATIVELY ENGAGE on a daily basis. 

To put it plain and simple, BE NICE and WORK HARD to ADD BEAUTY to the WORLD!

EAGLE ARTISTS!  I’m looking forward to meeting YOU and your FAMILY!  It’s my ultimate goal to not only help YOU be the best ARTIST you can BE, but for you to leave with a better understanding of your GIFTS and your PURPOSE on this journey.   My hope is that ART SHINES LIGHT in your day and gives you the DESIRE to be the best PERSON YOU CAN BE!  

                    HAVE A FANTASTIC and CREATIVE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR!!!


  • “I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”

                                                                   Vincent Van Gogh


  • A heart filled with love is like a Phoenix that no cage can imprison. – Rumi