Dr. Marc Snow To Retire July 2022

Dr. Marc Snow To Retire July 2022
Posted on 11/19/2021
Superintendent Dr. Marc Snow

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marc Snow has announced he will retire at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. 


In a career spanning 30 years, Dr. Snow has served as a school or district leader for 25 years, including 21 years in Grain Valley. He has served as superintendent for the past five and one-half years. 


Prior to coming to Grain Valley in 2001, Dr. Snow served as an elementary school vocal music teacher and then principal and assistant principal in the Smithville R-II School District.


In his tenure with Grain Valley Schools, Dr. Snow has been instrumental in the opening of many of our current facilities. He was the inaugural principal at Prairie Branch Elementary School when it first opened in 2005 and served as principal until 2009. He was named assistant superintendent for support services in 2009 and oversaw the planning and construction of every district project since, including the construction of the Early Childhood Center, North Middle School, the district’s operations and transportation facilities, and the additions and renovation at Grain Valley High School that has been underway since 2012.


Dr. Snow was named New Superintendent of the Year for the West Central Region in 2019. 


Grain Valley High School has received national recognition in recent years for preparing students for college. Newsweek, US News & World Report, and The Washington Post have each listed Grain Valley High School among the top high schools in the nation.


Dr. Snow and his wife, Pam, have three grown children and one grandchild, with a second grandchild on the way.


School Board President Mr. Eddie Saffell expresses the appreciation of the community for Dr. Snow, "Our school community has been blessed to have Dr. Snow as a leader for the past 21 years, including the five and one-half years he has served as our superintendent. We thank him for his incredible service and wish him well!"


In a letter to the School Board, Dr. Snow reflected on the opportunity he has been given. “In Grain Valley, I have had the privilege of seeing tremendous growth in student population. It is unbelievable to be part of that growth. I have seen the district move from below state average performance to an academic force to be reckoned with. I will be leaving the district with no regrets, only a sense of pride. Grain Valley School District has many more great things to offer the world. I pray for its continued success.”


The process to secure our next superintendent will begin in the next few weeks.

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