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Meet Our STEM Coach

About Jennifer Snyder
  • Teaching since 2002
  • National Board Certified
  • Masters Degree in Education
  • Certified NC Environmental Educator
  • Paideia/International Baccalaureate (IB)/AVID trained 
  • Mother of 2 great kids! (My youngest is a Senior at West Stanly)

Why STEM?
Growing up, I was always that annoying little kid asking questions and bringing my mom bugs and snakes. I could spend all day exploring.  I was lucky enough to have science teachers who kept that curiosity alive. I went on to study Natural Resource Management at UNC Wilmington and began a career in the NC State Park system.  I got to get up and go to work and DO STEM everyday!   When it came time to move, I chose science education as my next career path. 

I firmly believe that students can accomplish anything they set their minds to. I am very excited to be a part of the Oakboro Choice STEM program and I can't wait to see where the students (and community) take us. Go Eagles!

Fun Facts
  • I'm originally from Buffalo, New York
  • I am a complete dork.  I love Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Deadpool, Game of Thrones, Outlander...the list goes on!
  • Favorite sports: Football (GO BILLS!!!) and Ice Hockey
  • Hobbies:  Reading, Horseback riding, swimming, (Ok...if it's outside I probably like it!) 
  • I used to be a certified law enforcement officer  (All part of being a Park Ranger) 
  • I like video games. (Skyrim, Dragonage, Lara Croft, Legos.....)
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