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Achieving Excellence

  • School Starts: August 22nd


    Cheraw School District

    110 Lakeview Ave.  Cheraw, CO 81030


    Laying the Foundation for Lifelong Success


    Dr. Matthew Snyder - New Superintendent/Principal



    Superintendent Announcement


    The Cheraw School Board of Education is very pleased to announce, Dr. Matthew Snyder as our incoming superintendent and principal, set to begin his term July 1st.  Dr. Snyder’s appointment to the superintendent/principal position was unanimously approved at our regular scheduled meeting April 30, 2018.

    Dr. Snyder is a product of rural Colorado growing up in the San Luis Valley. He has resided in Lamar for the last 18 years where he currently serves as the Lamar Middle School Principal and coaches High School Cross Country.   Dr. Snyder began in education in 1995 as a bus driver.  In 1999 he entered into teaching, instructing high school science in Lamar and coaching.  He continued with the Lamar School District serving as assistant Middle School Principal, Elementary Principal and Middle School Principal.    This last August, he earned his Doctorate degree in Education from Nova Southeastern University.  In addition to his educational work experience, he also served as the Executive Director of the Southeastern BOCES for 4 years and served as President of the Colorado BOCES Association networking throughout the area, state and national level on educational resources.

    Dr. Snyder is passionate about education and children. He pushes himself to continue to learn in the craft of education and leadership through continuing education courses, networking and self-study.  He is an enthusiastic leader who has shown the ability to promote positive relations with staff, parents, students and community members.  These relationships are built on a strong level of trust and integrity.   Dr. Snyder is a promising administrator and ready to lead the Cheraw School.   The Board is very pleased in the decision to hire Dr. Snyder and is confident that he will be a wonderful asset to the Cheraw School District and community.

    The board would like to thank the members of the staff and public who attended forums and meetings to develop the job qualifications, interview questions and participated in interviewing applicants. The board enjoyed the opportunity to meet and speak with some wonderful candidates.  A sincere thank you to all who took time to participate!

    We appreciate your support of our district and encourage you to join us in welcoming Dr. Matthew Snyder to Cheraw School.



    Cheraw School Board of Education

    Angie Leake, President

    Jerid Bruna, Vice President

    David Howard, Treasurer

    Crystal Provost, Secretary

    Brooke Matthew, Director



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  • Contact Us:


    Superintendent/Principal:  Dr. Matthew Snyder

    Business Manager:  Sherry Herman

    District Secretary: Misty Elliott

    Counselor:  Lavona Tyscka