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Ms. Snyder (Third Grade)

I’m Ms. Snyder.  This is my sixth year teaching here at Sunset Hill Elementary and my third year as a third grade teacher (lucky me!). I have been teaching for over 15 years. I started in California, where I was born and raised.  Then I moved to Missouri where I taught for 2 years.  Finally I made it to Lawrence.  I started in the district as a para-educator.  Every time I drove by Sunset Hill I would say, “There’s my school.”  I guessed I wished hard enough because my wish came true and I am so happy to be here.

I love teaching.  I also love animals, nature, painting, music and photography. I have always had pets. Growing up we had dogs, cats, birds, chickens, a turtle, fish, hamsters, and bunnies. One winter both of our dogs had puppies so we had 10 Collie puppies and 10 Saint Bernard puppies. It was the best! Right now I have 1 dog named Bodhi who just  turned 2 on July 8, 1 bunny named Dottie, and some fish.  When I’m not teaching I like to work in the yard, play on my new tablet, and read. This summer I was fortunate enough to do some traveling.  I went back to California to see my family and friends.  I also spent some time in Colorado with my cousins.  When I got back I repainted my deck and did lots of work around the house.

I’m looking forward to having another great year here at Sunset Hill Elementary.