Concord Christian School Board announced Donald E. Snider Jr. has been named interim Head of School.
Snider is a lifetime Christian school educator with more than 31 years experience in both independent and church-sponsored schools.
Most recently, Snider led Christian Academy of Knoxville high school as principal for 16 years, and served a dual role, which included assistant Head of School duties, the past six years.
“Snider will continue to promote CCS preschool and KidzConnect in the local community as an excellent option for their children’s Christian education,” a CCS press release stated.
In an e-mail to CCS preschool and KidzConnect families, Board Chair Julie Sutton stated, “We want to thank each of the Concord families and staff for praying. It is a true answer to prayer that opened the door for Mr. Snider to come to CCS. Our executive team and School Board came together over the busy
summer holiday period and
unanimously agreed that Mr. Snider is a gifted leader who is uniquely qualified and experienced to help move CCS forward. We are grateful to have a team of quality leaders and exceptional teachers,” she further stated.
“We believe that the magic happens in the classroom and Mr. Snider recognizes the value of the teacher relationship with their students.”
“Marcy (wife) and I are thrilled with the opportunity to join the CCS family and community at
this important time in the history of the school,” Snider said. “I
truly believe that CCS is uniquely positioned to continue the tradition of Christian Education in Knoxville and the surrounding area.”
“One of Snider’s main goals is to promote a K-12 concept across school divisions leading to a flawless transition from one division to the next,” the press release stated. “He understands the teaching faculty is the most valuable asset a school can offer, and he plans to invest time and energy working with the teaching faculty and staff, promoting best practices in curriculum and instruction.”
“Another goal is to lead the board, faculty and staff in the development of a new strategic plan moving forward,” the release further stated.
“Although the last few days have been a bit of a whirlwind, I am ready to hit the ground running next week with the leadership team planning for the 2018-19 school term,” Snider said.
“Marcy and I are known for being very visible at school events, so we look forward to meeting the Concord Family very soon.”