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educator , photographer

James Henry Snider, American educator, photographer. Named Honorary Order Kentucky Colonels, Ambassador Goodwill, Commonwealth Kentucky; recipient Outstanding Service certified, Governor Tennessee, 1988, 1995, Golden Apple award, 1994, American Heroes in Education National award, Reader's Digest, 1995; fellowship, American Telephone & Telegraph Company Teachers and Technology Institute, 1994.


Snider, James Henry was born on February 27, 1953 in Franklin, Kentucky, United States. Son of Douglas Brundage and Jewette Pearl (Steele) Snider.


Student, Georgetown University, 1973. Bachelor of Science, Western Kentucky University, 1975. Master of Arts, Western Kentucky University, 1977.

Doctor of Education, Vanderbilt University, 1986.


Staff organist Franklin Presbyterian Church, Kentucky, 1971—1976, 1979. Intern United States Senator Marlow W. Cook, Washington, 1973, Barren River Area Development District, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1973—1975. Photographer Public Relations, Western Kentucky University, 1973—1975.

Self-employed photographer, Franklin, Kentucky, since 1970. Substitute teacher Simpson, Warren, Logan County, Bowling Green Indiana Boards Edn, Kentucky, 1976—1983. Teacher Alvaton Elementary School, 1983—1986, East Middle School, Nashville, since 1986.

Mathematics team coach, since 1983. Member faculty advisory committee, 1986—1987, since 1991. Chairman, since 1993.

Teacher team leader, since 1986. Chairman professional development committee. Chairman math department, technical coordinator.

Middle school president District Computer Administrn. Network, 1993—1994.


Every true believer receives the special gift from God to use in ministry.


God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.


Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Baptist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.


Commissioner Simpson County Board Elections. Member Ella Hoy Goodnight Music Club, Parent-Teachers Association. Education chairman Simpson County Chapter American Cancer Society.

Volunteer umpire Little League Baseball. Basketball commissioner Church League. Project leader, judge 4-H.

Deacon, youth leader, pianist, Bible teacher First Baptist Church. Designed with students Mathematical Trail Downtown Nashville. Member of National Education Association, Tennessee Association Middle Schools (Educator of the Year award 1993), Metro Nashville Education Association (alternate representative 1993-1994), National Association Gifted Education, World Federation National Mathematics Competitions, Simpson County History Society (vice president, president, board directors), Kentucky History Society, Tennessee Middle School Association, Middle Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association, Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association, Metro Nashville Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, Tennessee Association Gifted, European Council High Ability.

Kentucky Association Gifted Education, National Federation Interscholastic Officials Association, National Council Teachers of Mathematics, Kentucky Council Teachers of Mathematics, Gamma Beta Phi Alumni Association, MENSA.


Douglas Brundage Snider

Jewette Pearl (Steele) Snider