Message From the Principal
I am thrilled to be principal at South Lawrence School. It is truly a great school! This is my 22nd year in public education. I have been a classroom teacher at SLS, a middle school reading interventionist at EOC, an assistant principal at DCES and the Chief Human Resources Officer for Lawrence County Schools. I completed an Associate’s degree from CSCC, a Bachelor’s degree from MTSU, a Master’s degree from TSU, a +30 from Cumberland University and an Educational Specialist degree from MTSU. I’m truly honored to be back home among SLS students, parents, faculty, staff, and community.
In addition to my role as principal, I am also a proud wife and mother. Duke Snider and I have been married 15 years, and we have two children together, Branton (13) and Brinlyn (10). I also have a stepdaughter, Brianna (21). Branton and Brinlyn attend SLS, and Brianna goes to MTSU.
Our goal at SLS is to offer whatever support possible to enable each child to experience maximum social, emotional, physical, and academic growth throughout the school year. Through the collective energies of faculty, staff, parents, and our extended South Lawrence family, each of our students will attain maximum growth in all areas relative to our students becoming responsible, independent individuals.
I want school to be a very productive experience for our students, parents, faculty and staff at SLS where we can all learn and grow together. I hope we can try not to judge each day by the harvest we reap but by the seeds we plant. I enjoy working with parents in providing the best possible educational program for your child. On behalf of the faculty and staff, I would like to encourage you to visit our school as often as possible. We hope that you’ll attend special events, conferences and parent nights. We know that the key to your child’s success involves all of us working together as a team and that parent support is a crucial part of that team effort. We want our students to experience engaging and enjoyable learning opportunities. We feel our community has so much to offer these students, and we want to make sure that we utilize all of these opportunities.
If you need assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone, email or schedule an appointment. I am here to serve you and help ensure that each child at SLS receives the best education possible in a safe, positive, and caring environment - an environment that is free of worry but full of high expectations.
Mrs. Shannon Snider