Gloria H. Snyder 1937-2018

Memorial ServiceS: 1/12/19 and 1/20/19

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Gloria Hoffman Snyder, beloved former Head of School at Parish Episcopal School and valued colleague at The Education Group, passed away December 21, 2018 at her home in Richardson, TX after a brief illness.

Gloria’s career in education 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. She flew to Cooperstown, NY, to see Ivan “Pudge" Rodriguez inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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 Gloria. The Dallas Morning News also has a wonderful tribute to Gloria.

A Requiem Eucharist with Committal of Ashes will be held at Episcopal Church of Transfiguration in Dallas on Saturday, January 12, at 1:00 p.m. Parish Episcopal School will host a celebration of Gloria's life on Sunday, January 20, at 2:00 in the Gene E. Phillips Activity Center.

Memorial gifts are invited to the Endowment Fund of Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, St. Philip's School and Community Center, and the Gloria Snyder Scholarship Fund at Parish Episcopal School.

NAES/SAES "Leaders for the Future" Conference, February 7-9, 2018

Executive Coaches Bob Kirkpatrick and Jay Secor will be presenting "The Leadership Transition" 

Are you thinking about a career as an Episcopal school head? Have you ever wondered if being a school head would be a good option for your future career? Have you ever wondered just what a school head does? If the answer to any one of these questions is "Yes," then you should attend this conference. Learn from our incredibly high-caliber panel, including current and former school heads, and leading search consultants alongside the NAES staff.

Whether you are currently working in an Episcopal school, another independent school setting, or a church setting, this is a gathering that will help you take your career to the next level!

Learn more through the Episcopal Schools website.

A Passing of the Baton

Join us as we honor Brooke Dudley, one of the co-founders of The Education Group, who is stepping down from his role as president to focus solely on consulting work. Under Brooke’s steadfast leadership, TEG has continued to expand its initiatives, including developing the Executive Coaching division. The Executive Coaching Program (ECP) addresses the growing need independent schools to find the right person and to help him/her fully acclimate to a new school environment and role.

Assuming the position of President is Katherine Stuart, former Director of Placement, who has been with The Education Group for over a decade. "I am entering my 12th year with The Education Group," shares Katherine. "What excites me most is the renewed energy and intensity we are bringing to the values that have always defined The Education Group. As a smaller firm, The Education Group has always been able to provide personalized attention to our clients. Our reputation stands on this level of specialized care, and is the one thing that will never change. At the same time, we are experiencing dynamic growth and success, all of which I attribute to this incredible team."