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Snedegar Spencer Receives Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching

Snedegar-Spicer receives Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching

Education is a blend of academic rigor and innovation, and Eula Louise Snedegar-Spicer (’81) has found the perfect balance.

Snedegar-Spicer, the 2012 recipient of the JMU Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching, has spent her 31-year professional career in the Loudoun County Public School system, teaching world and U.S. history, geography and government. For more than a decade, she has taught A.P. World History, delivering a thorough and challenging curriculum while also remaining innovative regarding teaching methods and classroom tools.

Snedegar-Spicer received the Governor's School Outstanding Teacher in Virginia recognition nine times between 2001 and 2010. She is a member of the National Education Association and the Alpha Delta Kappa teaching honor society, and was named Teacher of the Year at Woodgrove High School in 2011. As a cross country and track and field coach, she piloted programs at Park View High School and Loudoun Valley High School to 10 district championships in 14 years.

Created in 2007, the Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching — which elevates and honors all JMU teachers for their contribution to society — is given to a JMU graduate who is an exemplary classroom teacher, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, and who has shown by spirit and professionalism to be outstanding in her/his profession.








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