Ben Snyder is formerly the head of the upper school, now director of experiential and international programs at the Noble and Greenough School, which has sent more students to The Island School than any other school since 2000 with Ben’s direct support and leadership. His daughter Abby attended the Island School in Spring 2006. He helped launch both a software technology start-up and a new college in California before ending up in Massachusetts, and brings his perspective and expertise at dealing with clients in the high- expectations environment of a selective school. His love for breaking students out into the world as part of their high school experience is evident in the increasing commitment he has fostered on the part of Nobles to international learning. He has personally led student trips to many places; Vietnam and South Africa among them.