Gloria joined The Education Group in 2009 after she left as Head of Parish Episcopal School, Dallas, Texas, where she had served since 1980. Under her leadership, she has guided its growth from an elementary school to a comprehensive school encompassing grades PK–12. She has served with distinction as a member (1982–2001), secretary (1989–1991) and president (1991–1996) of the Executive Board of the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools and on the SAES Standards Committee (1985–1999). A member of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, she is a former chair and secretary of the Diocesan Commission on Episcopal Schools in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. Nationally, she was a member of the 1997–1998 NAES Executive Director Search Committee.
Mrs. Snyder graduated, cum laude, from the University of Texas with a bachelor of arts degree in education and history and subsequently received a master of liberal arts degree from Southern Methodist University. She began her career in education as a teacher in Houston and then Austin, Texas. Before joining Parish, Gloria was a teacher and social studies department chair at Richardson High School in Richardson, Texas.
In addition to her Episcopal school work, Mrs. Snyder has been a member of the Standards Committee and chair of the Diversity Committee of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Youth Services Council of the Richardson Independent School District and is a past president of that board.