• Teacher Info

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    Please contact Ms. Snyder at msnyder@atlanta.k12.ga.us for information on Mary Lin Elementary's Homeless Pet Club!
    Here is a little info about her:
    Ms. Snyder is a recipient of the 2009-10 and the 2016-17 CINS Grant Awards. She created a Monarch Waystation here at Mary Lin! Be sure to check it out with your students.
    Name: Missy Snyder

    Birthday: March 17 - St. Paddy's Day

    Hometown: Loganville, GA

    Education: Specialist Degree in Teaching and Learning from Piedmont College, Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University


    Ms. Snyder was a recipient of Who's Who Among America's Teachers in 2005 and 2008

    Family: Parents (Cashiers, NC), Brother, Sister-In-Law, Niece and Nephew (Knoxville, TN)

    Favorite Color: Green

    Favorite Flower: Sunflower

    Favorite Food: Thai, Sushi, Cajun, Mediterranean, Mexican

    Favorite Children's Books: All The Pretty Horses, by Susan Jeffers, Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon, Where The Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

    Favorite Subject: Science

    Fun facts:
    -Ms. Snyder is a great animal lover and has an Araloosa horse (Indi), and a rescue dog (Wren).
    Her favorite hobbies include horseback riding and international travel.
    -In 2006, she studied the Monarch Butterfly migration in Michoacan, Mexico, where 300 million butterflies congregate annually. In 2007 she went scuba diving with sharks, rays, and sea turtles, in the world's second largest barrier reef off the coast of Belize. In the summer of 2008 she climbed Machu Picchu in Peru and explored the Amazon jungle. In 2009 she visited Prince Edward Island and the Bahamas. In 2010 she discovered all of the wonders of Costa Rica, and in 2012 vacationed at Hunting Island State Park with her horse, riding on the beach each day. In 2013 she explored the underwater museum near Isla Mujeres, Mexico and later rode her horse in the Arabian Sport Horse Nationals, earning 4 National titles. In 2014 she attended an EF tour to Scotland and England, spent time in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and explored the famous bioluminescent bay on the beautiful island of Vieques. In 2016 she traveled to Kenya and studied the elephant conservation work being done at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and spent a week in the Masai Mara National Reserve observing the great wildebeest migration. In 2017 she competed in a national competition with her horse Indi, and came back to GA a 2-time Unanimous National Champion along with 3 additional Top Ten awards. In 2018 she explored the coast of Portugal and swam with whale sharks at Holbox Island Mexico. In 2019 she traveled to beautiful Switzerland and Ireland. 
    -She worked with many exotic animals for 5 years while teaching education at Zoo Atlanta.
    -Ms. Snyder received her endorsement to teach gifted children through Atlanta Public Schools in June 2009.