Janie Snider, a Milbridge native, is a self-taught artist. Janie earned her teaching degree in elementary education from the University of Maine at Machias and state certification in the Visual Arts. Janie just retired after 30 years of teaching K-8 art in both Washington and Hancock County schools.
What are your passions?
My passion for teaching, learning and paying it forward brings me joy! Joy and love for this community are the sources of my giving.
How did you get involved with WHRL?
I have been a part of WHRL since it began. Its mission- to support the health and well-being of the woman, is near and dear to me as a woman in this community.
How does WHRL support your personal values and your work to build a stronger community?
I grew up in this beautiful community. As a young girl, I was involved in Sunday school, Girl Scouts, 4-H, McClellan Park Nature Study, and school sports and events. Being involved in the community as an adult gives me a continued sense of belonging to something beautiful!!
This community has shaped my beliefs and values, one of which is… “it takes a village to raise a child.” This is a proverb that means that an entire community of people must provide for and interact positively with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment.
Why do you donate to WHRL?
My contributions to WHRL are through limited finances; however, sharing my time and talents are a way of showing gratitude to this organization that has and continues to provide many wonderful opportunities for learning, health, and well-being for all community members!!