Title: Career Educator, Learning Specialist
Company: Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District
Location: Fairfield, California, United States
Marilee Snider, a career educator and learning specialist at Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.
With a lifelong passion for teaching, Ms. Snider has dedicated her career to providing assistance to children who need extra attention in the classroom. She initially obtained a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education, with a minor in social science, from San Diego State University in 1962. With a desire to further assist children with special needs, she earned a Master of Arts in special education and diagnostics from the University of California Riverside in 1975. She completed her education in 1985, at which time she graduated with a Master of Arts in administration and supervision from the University of San Francisco. Certified as a life learning handicapped specialist, Ms. Snider subsequently received the general elementary life and administrative services preliminary credentials and a cross-cultural, language and academic development certificate from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Ms. Snider is proud to have managed a diagnostic center program, through which she provided assistance to students from all over the county who struggled in finding success in the classroom. In this capacity, she ran diagnostics, held conferences and provided support for the families and teachers of each student. With a goal to release each child back to their respective classrooms as functioning learners, she is gratified to have contributed to their success for six consecutive years. Moreover, she is proud to have mentored aid to new teachers, as well as teachers who were in need of necessary classroom supplies. Through the fundraising efforts of her Chapter Beta. Psi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Kappa Ms. Snider was able to establish programs in support of young students with behavioral issues, secured classroom items for her colleagues who otherwise not have had the opportunity to receive assistance, and fund scholarships for aspiring teachers.
Supplementing her professional career, Ms. Snider is credited with the creation of resource room programs geared towards students who suffer from severe behavioral disorders. For her contributions within the field, she was honored to have been recognized as a Teacher of the Year by the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District. In addition, she is proud to have been included as part of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Cambridge Who’s Who and Strathmore’s Who’s Who. In her free time, she is proud to contribute to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Habitat for Humanity as well as various cancer groups, children’s and veterans’ groups and animal rights groups. Above all, Ms. Snider is gratified to have spent her career helping children remain true to themselves.
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