The Arlington County School Board approved Donna Snyder Aug. 8, as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, a department involved in setting student curriculum.
“[Snyder] has more than 27 years experience as an educator,” wrote APS public relations officer Frank Bellavia in an email. “She is extremely knowledgeable about APS….She is immensely talented and will be an excellent leader for our instructional programs.”
Previously, Snyder served as interim principal at Hoffman-Boston Elementary School, replaced by Kimberly Graves, formerly Principal on Special Assignment with Alexandria City Schools.
"Dr. Snyder is an immensely talented educator and a highly qualified administrator. She will be an excellent leader for our instructional programs,” Superintendent Patrick Murphy said in a statement.
The position was first intended for Dr. Karen Griego, a principal of an Albuquerque high school, but was unable “for personal reasons,” according to the APS statement.
Snyder has a bachelor’s in elementary education/early childhood education from Edinboro University and a master’s in school administration from Hood College and received her doctorate in curriculum from Virginia Tech.
Snyder could not be reached for comment.
Other appointments were Rajesh Adusumili as interim Assistant Superintendent for Information Services, replacing Dr. Salah Khelfaoui, and Jessica Panfil as the new principal at Claremont Immersion Elementary School and Maureen Nesselrode as principal at Campbell Elementary School.