History & Bios

Director’s Bio

The Administrator of Adventures in Education is Elaine Sneider. Elaine has two children and has been educating children for over 40 years. She graduated with honors from Owens Community College with a degree in Early Childhood Education.

She has served in the capacity of Preschool Administrator and Teacher, Enrichment Teacher, Children’s Fellowship State Coordinator (in Indiana), and Voice and Piano Teacher. Elaine has instructed classes and camps for The Toledo Zoo, The 577 Foundation, Bedford Community Education, Sylvania Community Services, Maumee Community Education, Maumee Valley Country Day, The Toledo Village Shule, Ottawa Hills Office of Village Life and the Perrysburg Recreation Department. Elaine has also volunteered as a Cub Scout Leader, Big Sister, a 4-H Advisor and with Ohio Reads. She has taken courses in CPR, First Aide, and Prevention of Communicable Diseases.

A member of Holland-Springfield Chamber of Commerce from 1998-2012, she served on the Membership Committee for one year. She has been a member of Toledo Area Piano Teachers Association for twenty-two years and was program chairman for two years.

Elaine is a Lifetime Member of Waterville Playshop, has performed in five Waterville productions and was Waterville’s Assistant Director for CHARLOTTE’S WEB. She also performed in four Grand Rapids shows.

She has directed over 110 shows including HONK! Jr.,TALES OF THREE, the musical, and THE JUNGLE BOOK, the musical for Kids ACT 2. She also has directed THE GOLDEN PANCAKE,QUEEN ISABELLA FINDS A CASTLETHE FRIENDSHIP TREEPERRY THE BACKWARD PENGUINTHE THREE LITTLE KITTENSTHE THREE PIGSTHE LITTLE RED HENANY DREAM WILL DO, and MUSICAL THEATRE FOR YOUNG BEGINNERS as well as many other shows for Adventures in Education. As the Drama Director for Springfield Middle School, she has directed AN EVENING OF DRAMAGROOVYMIRACLE ON 34TH STREETHONK! Jr.BACK TO THE FUTURE and KING ARTIE AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE RAD TABLE.

Elaine currently teaching private and group piano lessons and Glee Club in her Maumee, Ohio home, directs children’s theatre classes in Holland, Ohio, is the Drama Director for St. Joan of Arc and teaches theatre and enrichment classes for Maumee Valley Country Day School and Ottawa Hills Office of Village Life.

Elaine has directed summer camps for 22 years.