On August 17, 2015 Eric M. Snyder assumed the leadership role as Headmaster for Terra Verde Discovery School. Most recently, Dr. Snyder served as a faculty member for the University of Oklahoma – Jeanine Rainbolt College of Education. While at the university, he helped manage one of the largest graduate programs on campus. Eric has written numerous articles, book chapters, and op-ed pieces pertaining to education, he has presented at leading education conferences, and has had his work featured on CNN, higheredjobs.com and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
A life-long educator, Eric began his career working at schools and universities in Pennsylvania, Utah, Kentucky and Oklahoma. A recipient of the Outstanding Young Professional Award from Utah State University, and a Distinguished Scholar Award from American College Personnel Association, Eric holds a bachelor’s degree from California University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. from Utah State University, and a Ph.D. from University of Kentucky.
According to Dr. Snyder, the mission statement at Terra Verde effectively describes our faculty and staff goals in working with each of our students. It is difficult to spend time on our campus without feeling a mighty sense of place and community which guides the education that occurs in our classrooms, on our playing fields, in our great room performances, and throughout our 32 acres of natural beauty. Dr. Snyder and his wife Rachel are excited to be members of the Terra Verde community.