APS News Release

School Board Appoints Dr. Donna Snyder as Randolph Principal

Aug. 19, 2016 — Donna Snyder The Arlington School Board appointed Dr. Donna Snyder as Principal of Randolph Elementary School. Dr. Snyder is currently the Director of Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Her interim appointment begins immediately.

“Dr. Snyder is a proven leader in her work with schools and her efforts in transforming culture, climate and instructional programming to create a positive learning atmosphere for students,” said Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy.

Dr. Snyder brings excellent experience as an educational leader, which includes work in curriculum design, instructional leadership, supervision, professional development and training. She has worked in Arlington since 2010 as Title I Supervisor, Interim Principal, and for the last four years Director of Early Childhood and Elementary Education.

Prior to coming to APS, Dr. Snyder served as Elementary Education Supervisor for the Hillsborough County Schools in Tampa, Fla. From 1985 through 2000, Dr. Snyder worked for Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools as an elementary principal for nine years and curriculum specialist or classroom teacher for six years.  Through her previous positions as principal, she gained strong skills in the critical leadership elements of community outreach, including enhancing partnerships, utilizing innovative stakeholder relations activities and effectively mobilizing community resources.

Dr. Snyder earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary and early childhood education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Arts in school administration and curriculum development from Hood College, and a Doctorate of Education in curriculum and instruction from Virginia Tech. She is also certified as a National Principal Mentor by the National Association of Elementary Principals.