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Mr. Snyder Goes to Washington


Mr. Snyder Goes to Washington

Jason Snyder

Jason Snyder, a TC student pursuing a doctorate in education leadership, has been selected as a 2008-09 White House Fellow for Leadership and Public Service.
Snyder is also an inaugural Fordham Scholar at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a Washington education think tank. The program funds doctoral candidates and faculty studying education. Currently, Snyder teaches social studies at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. But he previously taught history and government in public schools in his native Los Angeles and at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing. Prior to becoming an educator, Snyder practiced education and appellate law at Hogan & Hartson LLP, where he represented various school districts on issues like school desegregation. Snyder also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard J. Leon at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Snyder earned his B.A. in public policy from Stanford University in 1994, an Ed.M. from UCLA in 1995, and a J.D. from the University of California Berkeley School of Law in 2002. Snyder has also spent his free time volunteering with educational initiatives and has served on the board of trustees for a public charter school and as a consultant for a nonprofit legal educational organization, Street Law.
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