Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree- Spanish, Radford University Master's Degree- Curriculum and Instruction, Averett University
Mrs. Tonya Snyder
Bonner Middle School
Name: Tonya Snyder
¡Hola! ¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! I am happy to welcome you to your Spanish class!
My name is Tonya Snyder, and I am proud to be a Bonner Bronco!! I am from Martinsville, Va, received a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish from Radford University, and my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Averett University. I have been teaching Spanish for 28 years. 😊 I am certified to teach PreK-12, and have previously taught high school, IB and college level Spanish. This will be my 2nd year at O. T. Bonner, and I am excited to be here!
I have a true passion for teaching the Spanish Language and Culture! I have been blessed to have experience traveling to Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Spain, Panama, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. I began my career teaching in Costa Rica where I was an English teacher to English language learners. During my travels I collected knowledge, experiences and perspectives that I share with my students daily as I teach the Spanish language. I strive to create a community of learners that nurtures growth and exploration in a positive, fun and upbeat environment.
Personally, I am married and have 2 fantastic daughters! We love to watch our daughter participate in sports—soccer, dance and swimming! I also enjoy hiking, camping, gardening, birdwatching, watching Netflix, cooking Spanish food, listening to Spanish music, relaxing at the beach, and spending time with friends and family. As you can see, I stay very busy!! 😃😊
I look forward to working together on your educational journey!!
Feel free to reach out with any question or concern!