Jayson Snyder, principal of Meadow’s Edge Elementary School, was named 2017 District 2 Elementary School Principal of the Year! Jayson was elected by his fellow District 2 principals. The Indiana Association of School Principals will choose the state winner from all the district winners and announce the Indiana Elementary Principal of the Year at their Fall Conference in November.
Principal Snyder has been principal at Meadow’s Edge for the past five years. Under Principal Snyder Meadow’s Edge has achieved an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education. In 2014, the school was nominated for a National Title I Distinguished Award. The year prior, Meadow’s Edge was honored as an Indiana “Top 3” Title 1 School for Student Achievement. In Principal Snyder’s first year (2012) as principal, Meadow’s Edge was named a “Reward School” by the IDOE.
Principal Snyder created a school-wide RtI (response to intervention) model to provide early, systematic academic and behavioral assistance to students who are at risk for or already performing under grade level. This model was replicated and implemented at Penn-Harris-Madison’s 10 other elementary schools.
Before becoming principal at Meadow’s Edge, Snyder was assistant principal at Schmucker Middle School from 2010-2012. He started at P-H-M as an elementary school teacher at Prairie Vista in 2003. He also taught at Walt Disney (2005-2007) before returning to Prairie Vista in 2007-2010.
Principal Snyder is a Penn-Harris-Madison student alum. He attended Mary Frank Elementary and Schmucker Middle School and graduated from Penn High School in 1997.
Principal Snyder was named a member of the “Forty Under 40” 2014 Class by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce and won the IUSB Excellence in School Administration Award in 2010. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Purdue University (expected completion December 2017).