Jon Snyder retired as the Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education in October 2020. He began his career as a primary grades schoolteacher in Vancouver, Washington. He has also worked in curriculum development and as a staff developer.
Since receiving his doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University, Jon has worked as a researcher and a teacher/educator at Teachers College; the National Center for the Restructuring of Education, Schools, and Teaching; the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future; the University of California, Santa Barbara; and as chief academic officer/dean of the College at Bank Street College of Education. He remains engaged in researching teacher learning, conditions that support teacher learning, and the relationships between teacher and student learning.
Jon has written extensively on issues related to teacher preparation practice and policy. Much of his work has been focused on teacher development—from preparation and induction through retirement—performance assessment, and progressive pedagogy.