It was a night to connect and celebrate. Community members and school and city leaders got the chance to meet New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Brad Snyder.
While it’s a new role for Snyder, it’s not a new district. He has been with NAFCS for 24 years. Before Snyder was appointed to superintendent by the Board of Trustees, he served as assistant superintendent.
“I am honored and humbled,” Snyder said. “This is a very special place. This is a very special job.”
AssuredPartners sponsored the Meet the Superintendent event at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in downtown New Albany Tuesday night.
“Brad is invested in the community,” AssuredPartners Managing Director Tom Jones said. “He’s one of us and the community is pretty excited.”
New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan attended the event as well as New Albany City Council member David Barksdale.
“It’s a new chapter in New Albany Floyd County Schools history,” Barksdale said. “He’s the perfect candidate for the job.”
School Board Vice President Elizabeth Galligan said the district is lucky to have Snyder.
“He knows our community, our students,” she said. “It’s an exciting time to see how he is going to build on the excellence our community has come to expect.”
“I think we have the right guy at the right time in the right position,” school board member Lee Cotner said.
Educational consultant and former NAFCS administrator Rhonda Roos said she is looking forward to the future.
“The one thing that stands out to me about Brad is that I feel a healthy organization has got to be built on trust,” Roos said. “That is Brad’s strength. I have always found him to be honest and open.”
Snyder was surrounded by supporters and his family.
“We’re working on becoming a better, stronger team,” Snyder said. “We do not lack talent and to the community, we don’t have a shortage of people who care about this district.”
Snyder is very appreciative of the community for putting on this event.
“It’s important to celebrate transitions and new beginnings,” Snyder said. “I really do value our community. I’m ready to work.”