Degrees and Certifications:
Cora Snyder, Principal
Greetings Steckel Students and Families,
It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, Cora Snyder, as the new Principal of Steckel Elementary. My passion for education has shaped me personally and professionally over the last 13 years. My journey in education started as a 1st grade teacher in the Allentown School District. I served this district for 11 years, teaching 1st, 2nd , 3rd and 6th grade. During this time, I received a master’s degree in Education from Cabrini University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership with my principal certification from Lehigh University. I ended my time in the Allentown School District as an acting assistant principal at Roosevelt Elementary. Last school year, I served as the assistant principal at Siegfried and Franklin Elementary Schools in the Northampton Area School District. These wonderful experiences along with amazing colleagues, students, and families has prepared me to lead as the principal of Steckel Elementary School.
Most importantly, I look forward to working together to ensure a positive impact on student academic achievements and social emotional growth. At Steckel we remain committed to providing a positive school and classroom environment in which every student feels safe, nurtured, respected. We will continue to provide appropriate and challenging instruction to reach each and every child everyday and nurture students social and emotional learning. We will encourage and provide shared opportunities for family and school engagement as we build relationships within our community together.
On a personal note, my husband and I have 2 children Kayla 9 and Tyler 14. My husband, Chris, is also an educator and teaches 1st grade. My hobbies include spending time with my family, running, reading and coaching soccer. Over the last few weeks I have had the privilege to meet some of the Steckel Elementary community. One of my greatest takeaways is the immense enthusiasm and pride for the school and community.
It is with the same enthusiasm and pride that I look forward to becoming an integral part of the community with my own family and working with each of you as we continue to grow together. I look forward to an amazing year ahead of us. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to discuss. Go Zephyrs!