Jane R. Snider, Ed.D.
Dr. Jane Snider has vast experience in the field of education, as a teacher, college professor, Founder and Executive Director of a nationally recognized school for children with learning challenges (The Summit School), and in management and governance. She has been a consultant to various types of not-for profit entities, especially schools, for many years guiding the administrations on operations, Board functions, Strategic Plans, and offering advice and coaching on how to raise funds. Dr. Snider is a well-respected educator for her expertise in building programs for students with learning challenges. She founded The Summit School in 1989 for bright students with dyslexia and other learning challenges in Edgewater, MD. Under
Dr. Snider's direction, Summit earned the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award from the U.S. Office of Education in its tenth year.
Dr. Snider served as Founding Head of the Summit School for 15 years and under her leadership the program has been heralded as strong and creative. From 2005-2013, Dr. Snider served as Founding Executive Director with the responsibility to market the school and raise funds for an Endowment, Scholarships, Technology and any other school needs beyond the operating budget. She brought millions of dollars to the institution which has no debt due to her careful managerial style and fundraising skills. Enrollment remained strong as she strategically moved from Head of School to Executive Director. Dr. Snider earned many prestigious awards and honors during her professional career in recognition of her skills and achievements including one of Maryland's Top 100 Women in 1999, Smart CEO Award for Business Achievement in 2011, and most recently was named a TWIN honoree for her contribution to business and industry.
Presenting at national, regional and local conferences has been a way for Dr. Snider to help parents and professionals further understand the intricacies of educating students with a range of needs. Since 1993, she has given more than forty presentations at national and regional conferences, workshops, schools and associations. Her expertise as a learning disabilities specialist and school head has been sought after as a way of advising and supporting families and professionals.
A further extension of her commitment to not-for-profit organizations is her work with various not-for-profit Boards of Directors. Presently she is an advisor to a center for children with significant learning disabilities, guides a nursing home to raise funds as state support is reduced, was recently elected to the Annapolis and Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, and served as ex officio member of the Summit School Board of Directors for 24 years. She is also an active member of numerous community groups to bring resources to disadvantaged children and other populations.