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Gloria H. Snyder, Head of School 1980-2009

But most of all, we remember her unwavering love and commitment to the community we call Parish. She put every ounce of her heart and soul into growing and improving the most incredible school community any of us have ever been a part of. Gloria had a vision and she worked tirelessly and thanklessly to see that vision come to fruition.– Sharon, Kevin and Will Hall '11

Gloria H. Snyder joined Parish Day School as Head of School in 1980 and served the Parish Episcopal School community until 2009 when she retired. Under her leadership, she guided Parish from the "little church school on the corner" to the PreK – 12th grade independent school that we are so fond of today.

During the expansion of Parish and the addition of the Midway campus, Parish nearly tripled in size under Gloria's leadership. However, her desire in growing the School to become a competitive, educational institution for students in the Dallas area never overshadowed her priority for the School to remain true to its core of nurturing and teaching kids under the banner of Wisdom, Honor and Service. No matter the accomplishment, her wish for the School was always that we'd "still have the same culture and the same climate" as the Hillcrest campus where she dedicated her energy to its students and families for 21 years before expanding.

Gloria, or "Glo," as she was known to many, was an active parishioner of Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration for more than 40 years. Among other activities she was a long time member of the altar guild, usher team and a regular reader at church services. 

Please take a moment to share thoughts, prayers and memories of Gloria's impact on Parish Day School and Parish Episcopal School.

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