Rachel Snyder

Instructor - Secondary Performing Arts

Contact Information

Email: rsnyder@pky.ufl.edu
Phone: 352.392.1554


Position: Drama Teacher
Education: BFA Musical Theatre Performance, Western Michigan University;
Master of Education, Temple University;
MFA in Creative Writing, emphasis in Playwriting, Goddard University

Ms. Snyder comes to PKY from Southern Pennsylvania. She is a professional actor, director, choreographer, and theatre educator. Ms. Snyder is a National Individual Events Adjudicator for the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), and recently won both All Star Director and Outstanding Director of a One Act at the Pennsylvania Thespian Conference.

Ms. Snyder’s MFA thesis project play, Young Summer, was a finalist in both the Kennedy Center MFA Playwriting Competition and the Source Festival Playwriting Competition. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, a GRAMMY Music Educator Award Finalist, and has received the YCP Making A Difference Award for the past three years running at York College of Pennsylvania.

In addition to plays and musical theatre, Ms. Snyder enjoys improv and clowning! She prizes collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking in her educational endeavors with both students and colleagues. Ms. Snyder is guided by the premise that all students will be known, valued, supported, and challenged in her classroom.

“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”– Thornton Wilder