District Names Principal for New School in Foster City
There was great interest in the position of Principal of the New School in Foster City. After three rigorous panel interviews, Mrs. Amy Snow was selected. She was accepted by the Board of Trustees at their December 19, 2019 meeting.
Mrs. Snow holds a Masters from San Diego State University, both Single Subject and Multiple Subject teaching credentials, and an Administrative Services credential. She has been an elementary and middle school teacher at private and public schools. She has also served as an Instructional Coach in the area of English Language Arts, supporting classroom teachers in moving their practices forward in order to meet the needs of all students.
Most recently, Mrs. Snow has served as the Principal of Beresford Elementary School in the San Mateo–Foster City School District. In that role, she worked with staff to improve student achievement, create a positive school climate and increase family engagement. In the last couple of years, the Beresford team implemented a new language arts curriculum, a new math curriculum and incorporated new strategies to support English Learners. Mrs. Snow was also instrumental in bringing Notre Dame de Namur University student teachers and professors to Beresford to create a lab school. She is known in the District for her student-centered approach, collaborative style and knowledge of research-based practices.
Mrs. Snow is excited to connect with the community and build the program. Congratulations to Mrs. Amy Snow!
Additional Updates, December 20, 2019
- In February, we will invite students, parents/guardians and community members to submit suggestions for the name of the New School. Criteria and nomination forms will soon be available and widely publicized in the community.
- Many students have registered during the priority registration window. Grades K-4 are planned with spaces currently available for additional students. The second opportunity to enroll for the New School via the District transfer request process will open in January 2020. This second opportunity is only for those who did not submit a registration packet during the November 18–December 6 priority window. For more information, please see Registration & Enrollment on our website at www.smfcsd.net.