TJ Snyder, Assistant Principal – Activities

Phone: (480) 706-7912


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TJ Snyder, Assistant Principal, Activities

I moved to Ahwatukee in 1981 from Pennsylvania. I attended Kyrene de Los Lomas, Kyrene Junior High, and graduated from Corona del Sol. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University in Special Education (K-12) and Elementary Education (K-8). I completed my Master’s Degree in Counseling and Certificate Program in Educational Administration from the University of Phoenix.

I began my career at Desert Vista High School in 1995-96 as a baseball coach. In 1996 I was hired to teach in the Special Education Department. In 2001 I joined the Guidance Department and was the Class of 2005 Counselor, Testing Coordinator, and NCAA Clearinghouse Coordinator. I was the Freshman Baseball coach from 1996 to 2006. In the fall of 2006, I was hired as the Assistant Principal of Activities then in 2008 became the Assistant Principal of Athletics. I returned to Activities in 2017.

I have two beautiful children, Derick and Kaitlyn. Derick graduated from Desert Vista in 2010 and graduated from ASU in 2015. Kaitlyn graduated from Desert Vista in 2021 and currently attending ASU. 

I would like to take this moment to welcome the parents and our students to the Thunder family. Your child is a member of an outstanding student body that strives for excellence in all we do. We look forward in partnering with our parents and students in making the high school years a positive experience.