Sandy Snively died April 14th, 2012, closing a truly remarkable life. Raised on a cattle ranch in Gardnerville, NV, she valued hard work and community.
After college at Stanford, she joined Peace Corps, running a rural Brazilian hospital. Returning, she stumbled into teaching and embraced it with passion. Her teaching career spanned 38 years, from 1st through 9th grades, from reading and history to mathematics. At every level, she expected excellence from her students, and worked tirelessly to support their achievements.
She believed in peace through personal relationships, sponsoring countless international student and teacher exchanges. Her many years teaching at Martin Murphy brought her joy, and made better the lives and hearts of those she touched. After retirement, she devoted herself to her six grandchildren.
Her love, laughter, wit, and narratives will be sorely missed.