August 31, 2011
Name: Andrea Snead
School: St. Joseph School, Amarillo
Grade You Are Teaching: 2nd Grade-all subjects
Degree Obtained: Bachelors Degree for Pre-K-4th grades from West Texas A&M University, Canyon.
Husband: Michael Snead
Children: Three boys, Simon Scott, 6, first grade, Maximilian Ambrose, 5, Kindergarten, Blaise Patrick, 3, Montessori all at St. Joseph School and one due Jan. 30—I’m hoping for a girl!
Why do you teach at a Catholic School, compared to a Public School? “I love being able to talk about God in all subjects and when it comes to discipline. We pray throughout the day and it helps get us through the year.”
Why are Catholic Schools important? “Teachers should have the option to teach in such a family oriented spiritual place that one could not find in a public school. Parents also need that option where children start learning at the young age of three what Mass is all about, their Sacraments, prayer, God and much more.”
What is your philosophy when it comes to the classroom? “I believe every child can learn and should have that opportunity. When God is put first in childrens’ lives, everything else falls into place.”
Favorite TV Shows: American Idol, Big Brother
Favorite Books: Anything by the author Nicholas Sparks
If you had chosen another career path, what would it have been? A Neonatal Nurse
If you were Superintendent for a day, what would you do? Give huge raises to all teachers and staff of St. Joseph School!