Welcome to Finley Computer Science Magnet School!
Greetings Finley Eagle Families!
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I hope you have enjoyed your summer and had a chance to relax and create great memories with family and friends!
I am honored to introduce myself as the new Principal of Finley Computer Science Magnet. This year, I begin my 22nd year as an educator. In that time, I have had the opportunity to serve in many roles, including classroom teacher, literacy coach, intervention coordinator and assistant principal. My most current role was that of principal for a large elementary school in Los Angeles. I am excited to work with you as your partner in ensuring your child’s educational success. Along with the teachers and entire staff at Finley, I am eager to begin an exciting year. My door is always open and I look forward to meeting you!
As a Computer Science Magnet School, we provide students the opportunity to develop thinking skills that will help them become strong problem solvers. By learning how to code, students develop essential skills such as creativity, persistence and collaboration, all a must in today’s world. At Finley, you will see students are learning and applying their knowledge to help solve real-life problems, think critically and prepare to be productive members of their communities. Whether it’s reading or writing, math or science and social studies, you will see students working together and sharing their ideas, using the computer science and technology skills they have developed in meaningful ways.
We also believe that school should be a positive place for our students. Our staff collaborates to build safe and supportive relationships with all students, our classrooms are alive with technology and hands-on activities, and when you walk through the doors, you can hear learning come alive. We hope you will stop by and see the amazing things happening!
At Finley, we also believe our parents are vital to our success. We invite you to participate in our school community through a variety of volunteer opportunities. From supporting school activities, being a member of the PTA or serving on a governing council, there is an opportunity for everyone.
I am proud to become a Finley Eagle and join this committed learning community! I look forward to working with all our families to ensure each child’s success!