The Future of Learning

Dr. Jeff SnellSuperintendent Vancouver Public Schools
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Jeff Snell, Ed.D., has more than 25 years of experience in education. Dr. Snell’s career includes 15 years in Vancouver Public Schools where he taught secondary math and served as associate principal and principal at McLoughlin Middle and Fort Vancouver High School. He was principal at Fort Vancouver from 2007 to 2011. He was hired as deputy superintendent of Camas School District in 2011. In his current role as superintendent, Dr. Snell has supported the successful passage and implementation of multiple levies and bonds.

His experience also includes teaching in the education leadership programs at Concordia University and Washington State University Vancouver. In addition, Dr. Snell has held several leadership roles related to evaluation, professional growth and technology. He serves on the board for the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession and mentors other superintendents through the Washington Association of School Administrators. 

Dr. Snell holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education from Boston University and master’s degree in educational leadership and doctorate in education from Washington State University.

He and his wife, Suzie, an elementary school counselor, have three children. Mackenzie and Stephen are twins in their first year at the University of Washington, and Micah is a fifth grader. 

Their family runs a nonprofit organization, Micah’s Miles, with a mission of building an inclusive community and inspiring others through their son Micah. Micah and Dr. Snell have completed 35 marathons together, raising $75,000 for other nonprofits. 

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