Battle Ground school board selects Mary Snitily as new District 1 Director
The Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors has selected former education professional Mary Snitily to fill the District 1 Director position left vacant when long-time board member Monty Anderson resigned last month. Snitily was one of four candidates the board interviewed and considered at a special meeting Wednesday night. Snitily will be sworn in at the Battle Ground school board meeting on Monday, March 8.
Snitily brings 21 years of experience in public and private education to the role. She has served as a teacher, a math specialist, a principal, a district curriculum director, and as an assistant superintendent. Snitily has experience writing and administering federal education grants, assessing and adopting new school curriculum, planning and managing annual budgets, and participating in contract negotiations.
Snitily earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and psychology, a master’s degree in teaching, and a principal’s certification, all from Washington State University.
“I am passionate about education and am honored to be selected as the director for District one,” Snitily said. “I look forward to applying my professional experience and unique perspective to serve the Battle Ground Public Schools community.”
Snitily’s appointment to the board will be through November 2021. The position will be up for election for a four-year term at that time. Her appointment brings the board to full capacity. Her predecessor, Monty Anderson, had served for twelve years on the board before he tendered his resignation in February.
Battle Ground Public Schools is one of the largest geographic districts in the state, serving a population of approximately 72,000 residents. The district supports approximately 12,000 students in 18 schools, including seven primary schools, six middle schools, one 3-12 academy, two comprehensive high schools, one alternative high school, and one home school support program.