The Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation (MEEF) is a group of community volunteers that support public education. They have honored Muscogee County Educators by sponsoring the Teacher of the Year Program since 1996. The process includes each school selecting their teacher of the year and a selection committee narrowing it to 10 semi-finalists. After interviewing the semi-finalists, the selection committee chooses four finalists. The committee then observes the finalists teaching in their classroom.
The Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation (MEEF) selected Vincent Sneed of Hardaway High as the 2012 MCSD Teacher of the Year at a gala honoring 59 Teacher of the Year (TOTY) honorees. Sneed was chosen the most outstanding representative of the teaching faculty of MCSD.
Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation Board member and Selection Committee Chair Dr. Joel Ames, said, "The selection committee judges were simply amazed at the way Vincent utilized other subject areas to enhance his lessons. In just one class period, he used geometry, geography, history, language, technology, art, religion and government."
Mr. Sneed’s students were fascinating to watch as they were completely focused and totally engaged. Ames said, "He challenged students to think outside the world they know and consider other influences and cultures."
Mr. Sneed, a graduate of Hardaway High, has been the Band Director and Music teacher at Hardaway High for over five years. He also taught at Kendrick High and Albany High. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Music Education, 2004 – Columbus State University and he is fluent in over 6 different languages. His principal is Matt Bell.