Leonardtown H.S. Has Teacher of the Year

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Leonardtown H.S. Has Teacher of the Year

Leonardtown, MD - 4/12/2013

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Teacher of the Year Shawn Snyder of Leonardtown H.S.
Teacher of the Year Shawn Snyder of Leonardtown H.S.

St. Mary’s County Public Schools announces the selection of Shawn Snyder, a Mathematics teacher at Leonardtown High School, as its 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year.

“Mr. Snyder is an energetic and dedicated teacher who will represent St. Mary’s County Public Schools very well,” said Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools. “He is a motivational teacher encouraging his students to succeed both in the classroom and in life.”

Snyder, who earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has served as a Mathematics Teacher at Leonardtown High School since joining St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) in 1996.

“Mr. Snyder has demonstrated vision for the future of math instruction at Leonardtown High School,” wrote Maureen Montgomery, Principal at Leonardtown High School, in her letter of support. “He agreed to continue in his leadership role as Mathematics Department Chair and is advancing the SMCPS goals for math at Leonardtown High Schools. His vision for his department is based on keeping math instruction focused on student engagement, individualized student attention, and incorporating technology in order to prepare our students to be career and college ready. His solid educational philosophy is valued, respected, and appreciated.”

All county Teacher of the Year representatives will be honored by the Maryland State Board of Education at a recognition luncheon held May 21, 2013, in Baltimore. Snyder will represent St. Mary’s County Public Schools as a candidate for Maryland Teacher of the Year. This award will be announced at a banquet held in Baltimore in October.

The Maryland Teacher of the Year will be presented with several prizes, will speak at numerous conferences and events, and will act as an advisor to the Maryland State Department of Education. The Maryland Teacher of the Year is also a candidate for the National Teacher of the Year.



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