Beginning July 1, 2022, Andrew “Andy” Snide will assume the role of principal of Queensbury High School (QHS). Snide is completing his fourth year as assistant principal of Queensbury High School, and has been working in education since July 2013. During his time at Queensbury, he earned his School District Leader certificate as well as completed a variety of professional development opportunities, making him an excellent choice for the position of high school principal.
Among his many duties, Snide will promote and support high standards for academic achievement and the social and emotional development of all students in grades 9-12, supervise and evaluate teachers within all disciplines, maintain open communication with students, staff, and parents, collaborate with a variety of stakeholders on school and district initiatives, and be a highly visible role model across campus. In his new position, Snide will also focus on a collaborative leadership approach, using other’s strengths to provide an academic environment that fosters learning for all students.
“Working together as a school community will allow the Queensbury mission statement to come to life, empowering all students to be lifelong learners, inspired to pursue their dreams and contribute to the global community,” says Snide. “I look forward to the opportunity to continue growing within the Queensbury Union Free School District.”
Snide has 9 years of experience in education. Prior to his position as assistant principal at Queensbury High School, Snide worked for four years as a K-12 Physical Education teacher and MS/HS Health Education teacher at Johnsburg Central School, was the Athletic Director at Johnsburg Central School, and from July 2013-2014 taught PreK-12 Physical Education and Health Education at Long Lake Central School.
Kyle L. Gannon, Superintendent of Queensbury UFSD, says, “Andy has been instrumental in all facets of QHS since his first day on the job. He is very proud of our students, faculty and staff, and I look forward to him continuing the tradition of excellence at our high school moving forward. Andy went through a rigorous interview process, culminating with an entry plan and final presentation with the Board of Education. The excitement after his interview was apparent and we are elated to have him grow within the Queensbury UFSD.”