Dr. Snow will take the reins of the fast-growing Grain Valley School District next summer. He has served as a school or district leader in Grain Valley for 15 years, having first served as the principal of Grain Valley Middle School for the 2001-2002 school year when the school was on Main Street. He was then the principal of Matthews Elementary School from 2002-2005 and served as the principal of Prairie Branch Elementary School 2005-2009 before being named assistant superintendent for finance and support services in 2009, a role he has now served in for eight years.
Dr. Snow is in his 25th year in public school education overall. Prior to his coming to the Grain Valley School District in 2001, Dr. Snow first served as interim vocal music instructor at Chinn Elementary School in the Park Hill School District from 1992-1993 before serving the Smithville School District for eight years. While in Smithville, he first served as a vocal music teacher at Smithville Elementary School, then as assistant principal at the same school, and finally as principal of Smithville Upper Elementary School.
According to Board President Mr. Chris Bamman, it was Dr. Snow's long-standing demonstration of leadership that made him the right person for the role. "We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Snow has accepted the new role of Superintendent of Schools for Grain Valley. We believe his proven leadership and the success he has enjoyed in previous roles in the District will continue to build on the successes we've enjoyed in our school district."
Dr. Snow is humbled by the opportunity to serve the Grain Valley School District community as superintendent of schools, “I am grateful for the privilege to serve the Grain Valley School District for the past 15+ years, and I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as superintendent. My time in Grain Valley has shown me that our students and community have unlimited potential and the capacity for greatness. My goal is to ensure we have the resources, staff, and direction to achieve that potential.”
The process to fill the assistant superintendent position Snow vacates will begin in the next few weeks.