GLORIA H. SNYDER
Gloria’s career in independent schools was impressive. She became the second Head of School at Parish Day School of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas in 1979. Over her 30 year career at Parish, Gloria built the School from a Pre-K - 6th grade school on the church campus to a Pre-K-12th grade school of 1100 students on two campuses.
Gloria was active in Episcopal school and church organizations and was a leader in Episcopal school education in the Southwest. In 2008 Gloria received the Ruth Jenkins Award for Outstanding Service to the National Association of Episcopal Schools. In 2009 she received the Elizabeth (Budgie) Hollamon Award for Outstanding Dedication to the Southwest Association of Episcopal Schools.
Gloria was the consummate sports fan, following her beloved Longhorns, Rangers, and Parish Panthers. In honor of her leadership and her strong interest in and support of athletics, Parish named their stadium for Gloria in 2009. In her lifetime, Gloria visited all but 3 major league baseball parks.
Everyone at TEG mourns Gloria’s passing as we celebrate a life and career lived to the fullest. Please visit: Parish Episcopal School’s website for information or to leave a message about your love for Gloria.