Will Snyder

Congratulations to FCEF Teacher of the Year, Will Snyder! He is the GMHS Computer Science Teacher. Mr. Snyder started his career as a math teacher and recognized the increasing interest in computer science. Today he serves as GMHS's only computer science teacher. For many years he has served as Senior Class Advisor and Graduation Coordinator.

Snyder was nominated by fellow teacher Kenny George who wrote, "Will is an open-minded teacher, who prioritizes authentic learning experiences for his students over everything else... Will’s Computer Science courses are some of the most sought after in the school. His enrollment numbers increase each year significantly, and his classes are bursting at the seams." 

According to parent nominator Bridget Janicki, "He is skilled at breaking down complex coding concepts and demonstrating the importance of detailed analysis, writing and testing practice. Mr. Snyder also has an easy rapport with his students and deals effectively with their individual strengths and weaknesses. He instills confidence in students while still challenging them to improve." 

Mr. Snyder is a finalist for the Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award and will be recognized as part of the annual FCCPS Celebration of Excellence later this year.