Former Winston County educator receives honor

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DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston County resident Theresa Snoddy will soon be inducted into the College of Education Hall of Fame at The University of Alabama.

According to a letter from UA to Snoddy, the special induction is "the highest and most distinguished award bestowed by the College of Education." Furthermore, "It recognizes the contributions of those who have demonstrated a lifetime of accomplishment as leaders in their respective fields."

The Double Springs resident taught for 33 years in rural Alabama schools in Chambers and Winston counties. She was the first teacher in her county school system to receive National Board Certification in 2002.

She graduated from Winston County High School in 1968 as valedictorian, where she was voted Most Intellectual and Outstanding FTA Senior, and was vice president of her senior class.

Snoddy was a graduate of Walker Community College in 1970, received her bachelor's degree in English and art education from UA in 1972 and earned a master's degree from Auburn University in 1978.

After teaching for many years, she retired in 2005 but taught four additional years part-time at Winston County High School.

Snoddy is married to Winston County Circuit Clerk J.D. Snoddy.

She is a member of Post 184 American Legion Auxiliary, Dripping Springs Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Alpha Chi Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers' Sorority, Double Springs Book Club and Double Springs Study Club.

She serves on the board of directors for the Winston County Arts Council, for which she is a co-founder.

Snoddy will be honored at a ceremony on Feb. 15 at the North River Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa. A plaque in her honor will be hung in the first-floor hallway of Graves Hall at UA.