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Gates, Travis


Travis Gates



Phone: 580-569-2773


  • Welcome to Snyder Public Schools, home of The Cyclones!!!  It is both an honor and privilege to serve this great school system and community.  Our goal is simple:  Always Put Kids FIRST and prepare each student to be a lifelong learner. 

    Our staff of highly qualified professional educators and support personnel is committed to providing our students with a variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.  We invite and encourage students and parents to work in partnership with us to provide our students the most rounded education possible.

    We look forward to both a positive and productive year together!  We would like to extend a special invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible.  We value your involvement and support in your child’s education!  Your active participation is the key to the success of instilling Cyclone Pride in each and every student.

    Again, we welcome you to Snyder Public Schools and CYCLONE COUNTRY!!!!!   



    Travis Gates

    Superintendent / Snyder Public Schools

  • Travis Gates

    I was born and raised in Tecumseh, Oklahoma and am also a proud 1991 graduate of Tecumseh High School.  I received my Associates degree from Seminole Junior College and Bachelor’s degree from East Central University, where I also received a Master’s Degree.  I started my educational career in 1997 in Maud Public Schools where I served for six years as both a classroom teacher and coach.  I then moved on to McLoud Public Schools where I served for the next seven years as both a classroom teacher and coach.  I started my administrative career at Sulphur Public Schools where I served as the Early Childhood Principal for one year.  My next stop was in Crooked Oak Public Schools where I served for three years as the Middle School Principal and District Athletic Director. I then served as Superintendent of White Rock Public School for 2 years.  In 2016 I was honored as the OASA (Oklahoma Association of School Administrators) District 8 Superintendent of the Year. I am currently in my 7th year as Superintendent of Snyder Public Schools. I also serve on the Kiowa County Board of Health.


    I am extremely honored and blessed to have the opportunity to serve and lead such a tremendous school district as Snyder Public Schools.  

    • Phone: 580-569-2773 Ext. 106
    • Snyder Public Schools, PO Box 368 Snyder, OK  73566