Josh Schneider – SanLee Middle School

Our Welcome To Sanford Teacher of the Week is SanLee Middle School’s Josh Schneider. Mr. Schneider is currently a seventh-grade social studies teacher. He also teaches seventh-grade English language arts and coached basketball for five years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University in Political Science and History, a Master’s Degree in High Education Administration and a Teaching Certificate from North Carolina State University.

Mr. Schneider’s approach to teaching is short but sweet: “My teaching philosophy is that given the correct environment, guidance and instruction, every child has the ability to learn, grow and develop on a daily, monthly and yearly basis.”

The teaching accomplishment Mr. Schneider is proudest of is when former students drop by to express their gratitude. “I think the thing that I am proudest of as a teacher is when students return to my classroom years after I taught them simply to say, ‘thank you.’”

In he’s not in school, Mr. Schneider is actually really busy. “In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my wife, Melissa, and our two children, Amersyn (three years old) and Easton (five years old). I also enjoy landscaping, cooking and playing softball, baseball, basketball and soccer.”