Teacher Feature: Meet Emily Sneed


Bella Epperson

Meet Emily Sneed, the newest addition to the CHS science department. Sneed completed her student teaching in Dr. Deborah Bennett’s AP Environmental Science class last year and joined the CHS staff full time this fall. 

Prior to the pandemic, Sneed was studying to be a doctor. She completed all of her undergraduate studies on the pre-med track, but in the midst of COVID-19, she began to question if medicine was truly something she wanted to do.

“I was tutoring during [the pandemic], and I decided that I enjoyed tutoring and making a difference in [teenagers’] lives a lot more than going to medical school,” said Sneed. “I decided that this [was] what I wanted to do.” 

After completing her student teaching requirements through the graduate program at Pepperdine University, Sneed was hired here at CHS. Outside of teaching, Sneed enjoys traveling, spending time with those she loves and good food.

“I am really big on family and friends, [and] I have three golden retrievers,” said Sneed. “I have been to forty of the fifty states, and my goal is to go to all seven continents.”

This year, Sneed will be teaching Chemistry CP and Chemistry Honors. She is very enthusiastic to join the CHS community. 

“I am already looking forward to football season, but I am most excited to see all of [my students] grow up, see where [they] go and [see them become] successful,” said Sneed. “I’m really excited about this new job and opportunity to be at CHS, and to be a Coyote!”