Summit School's Founder Earns National Recognition from YWCA

Jane R. Snider received recognition for excellence in business and for her work as a pioneer for women in executive positions.

The YWCA of Annapolis recently selected Founding Executive Director Jane R. Snider as a Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Honoree, according to a release.

The award recognizes women across the country who make significant contributions to industry in management or executive positions, as well as the corporations that hire them and enable women to reach high levels of achievement.

“Jane Snider is the epitome of a candidate for TWIN. She is the ideal combination of entrepreneur and savvy business person with a philanthropic focus,” said Kevin Carter, vice president of Severn Savings Bank in the release. “Jane is a respected pillar in our community, and for us she was an obvious choice.”

According to the release, Snider founded and developed The Summit School in 1989 to help bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences.

“[Snider] built the program from the ground up with an emphasis on a highly individualized education and methodologies that are based on the best evidence from the fields of reading and neuroscience,” according to the release.

In 1999, The Summit School received recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education—the only special education school in the country to earn the award that year.

Snider also partners with several charity groups and shows a passion in advocating for children throughout the broader community, according to the release.

Snider will be honored at an awards ceremony and banquet Wednesday night along with a group of TWIN honorees at The Westin in Annapolis. 


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