Frederick County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Tim Snyder never planned to become a teacher.
Snyder studied art in college and wanted to become a graphic designer. After getting real experience with the work, he decided it wasn’t for him. He instead combined his love of education and creativity — and competitiveness — to become an art teacher and coach.
An Urbana Middle School art teacher and Urbana High School cross-country and track and field head coach, Snyder said he aims to look at each student individually to provide them with the best mentorship and instruction. Drawing on his own experiences, he helps students find their motivation both in and outside the classroom.
On the latest episode of Frederick Uncut, Snyder sat down with host Colin McGuire and News-Post education reporter Emma Kerr to look back on his first few months as Teacher of the Year and advise us on everything from finding our path in life to pre-race diet best practices.