Class of 2003
Head of the Mathematics Department; Savannah Arts Academy
Daniel Snope moved to Savannah in 1992 when he was transferred by the Army to work as a pilot after being selected to work in the elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Airborne, at Hunter Army Airfield. After a 22 year career in the military he retired from the Army in 2000 and, with the help of professor Christopher Shuberth and the Troops to Teachers Program, earned his teaching certification at Armstrong. He was then influenced by professor Jane Barnard to teach mathematics.
Snope went to work at Mercer Middle School in 2001 where he taught all levels of middle school mathematics. He continued his education at Armstrong and earned his master’s degree in middle school education in 2003. Later that same year,he had an opportunity to transfer to Savannah Arts Academy to teach advanced high school mathematics, a job he started in the 2004 school year.
Mr. Snope has been a lead teacher for the Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics (PRISM) and has conducted workshops throughout the state to assist teachers in the use of technology and manipulatives. He was selected as Savannah Arts Academy Teacher of the Year in 2009 and Savannah Chatham County District Teacher of the Year in 2010, the same year he completed his Educational Specialist Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Brain Based Education. He was selected as the Star teacher for Savannah arts Academy in 2012. He currently serves as Mathematics Department head at the school.
Mr. Snope and his wife Ann, another Armstrong alumnus, are the proud parents of their adult son, Andrew.