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Mrs. Snyder

Mrs. Snyder

Hello! I thought you might want to learn a little about me to begin our year. I have been teaching for 19 years, fourteen of those with Des Moines Schools. I taught at Carlisle High and East High previously. I earned my Master’s of Science in Education degree at Drake University in May 2007 with an emphasis in curriculum writing. I have taught an assortment of classes at Central Academy including 8th grade government, World Civilizations, AP World History, AP US History,  9th grade World History: People and Places, IB History of the Americas, IB World History and more recently AP Seminar. I advise the Model UN team and coordinate History Day at Central Academy.

My undergraduate degree is in history and secondary education from the University of Iowa-go Hawks! My areas of emphasis are Civil War history, WWI history, Chinese and German history. I live in Johnston with my husband, Matt, and two children-Katherine, 17, and Riggen, 13. When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, exercising and hanging out with my friends and family.

I really enjoy traveling and am attempting to make it to every continent! I still have a couple to go (only Africa and Antartica)! I studied for a summer in Australia and have been to China, Germany, England, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Peru. I typically lead the AP/IB international student trip every other year.

You can contact me at canada.snyder@dmschools.org.