The College of Coastal Georgia has appointed Dr. Amy Sneed as the new chair of the Department of Education and Teacher Preparation. Sneed was previously named interim chair of the department for the 2019-2020 academic year. She will continue to lead department faculty in educating the next generation of educators.
Sneed began working at the College in Fall 2016 and is the assistant professor of Middle Grades Education. Throughout her career, Sneed has instructed countless student teacher-candidates and served as a mentor to new teachers through professional development opportunities. Sneed partners with school systems and organizations nationally and internationally on key issues in education including curriculum design, classroom management, and instruction in STEM (Science Technology Education and Math) fields.
Sneed said she is truly honored and excited to officially serve as chair of the department.
"We know that great teachers matter. The work of our department is more important than ever as we prepare candidates to skillfully facilitate and deepen learning with a range of students," she said.
Sneed is looking forward to working closely with faculty to strengthen pathways to the education program; expanding partnerships; and evolving programs to support the success of teacher-candidates and influential teachers and leaders in their profession.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Johnny Evans Jr. trusts that Sneed will carry on the College's tradition of producing quality educators.
"We are more than delighted to have Dr. Amy Sneed take on this position as chair," Evans said. "Her experience in teaching future educators and success in creating meaningful community partnerships makes her a true asset to our education department."