MLK Spirit Award Winner

Laurice Snyder, Supervisor of Community Education Services for the Fond du Lac School District, was recognized as the Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award recipient at the Marian University’s breakfast held in honor of King’s birthday on January 20. Mrs. Snyder provides various degrees of support for students and families of color who are living in poverty, homeless or identified as “at-risk.”  She also addresses policies and practices regarding responsiveness to the racial and cultural needs of students and families, coordinates, develops and provides culturally responsive professional growth opportunities for FDL School District staff, advocates for under-represented populations, and coordinates tutoring, mentoring and transitioning services with community partners. 

 Mrs. Snyder received her B.A. in sociology and Spanish, with an emphasis in social work and social control and deviation from UW-Stevens Point in 2005. In 2012, she earned a Master’s degree in cultural foundations in education from UW-Milwaukee. She is on the Board of the Fond du Lac Area United Way and the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund. She has also been involved with the Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA as a program director and family camp director, respectively.

 In the photo: Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award recipient Laurice Snyder is shown here with her nominator, Dr. James Sebert, Superintendent of Schools for the Fond du Lac School District.