Jeff Snyder

5th Grade Communications and Social Studies Teacher

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B.S. Ball State University
M.A. University of Northern Colorado


Mr. Snyder was born in February of 1951 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He spent his younger years participating in sports and enjoying his annual trips across town to watch the Indy 500. He received his B.S. from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and his M.A. from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. Mr. Snyder moved to Olympia in 1979 and started his teaching career. He has taught at the WA HE LUT Indian School, the Olympia School District Options Program, the Olympia Community School, and currently enjoys team teaching with Mr. Olmsted and Mrs. Flynn at Pioneer. He also taught SCUBA diving and sea kayaking for The Evergreen State College Leisure Education Program. Mr. Snyder's daughter, Rose graduated from Capital High School in 2005 and the University of San Diego in 2009. Mr.Snyder likes to spend time with Rose, his partner Suzanne and their Old English Sheepdog Wally.