Dear Students and Parents/Family,
Welcome to kindergarten at Triton Elementary School! My name is Jill Finley, and I will be your child’s teacher this year. I am very excited to get to know each of you. Welcome to the Triton Family! I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a few things about myself, both personally and professionally.
While this is my fourteenth year at Triton Elementary School, the 2017-2018 school year is my twenty-second year teaching overall. Before coming to Triton, I taught at Walkerton Elementary School. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas and my Master’s degree in Special Education from Indiana University South Bend. I also have endorsement degrees in Spanish, Reading, Early Childhood, and Kindergarten.
I live in Plymouth. I have two children: my married daughter, Ashleigh, a 5th grade teacher at Triton, and my married daughter, Allison, a Psychology major working with children at a clinic for children with Autism. In June, my first grandson turned 1, Kellan Jameson who is brother to my precious first granddaughter Keely Ann who is 2 1/2. I have a turtle named Laverne, a puppy named Landry & a kitty named Gemma . I love to shop, read, decorate, travel, cruise in the Caribbean, and snorkel.
Being a teacher is what I am called to do. I enjoy working with children very much. I have high expectations for all my students, and I will do all I can to help your child meet those expectations. Your cooperation will be vital in your child’s educational career. You are always welcome to volunteer in the classroom. As your child’s teacher, I want you to know that I will value each child as an individual with individual needs. I also feel you and I working and communicating together will serve your child’s best interest!
I’m looking forward to a great year! Your involvement and support mean a great deal to me and to your child’s success. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns or questions you may have. You can reach me at school at 574-342-2355, ext. 252 or at email@example.com
Ms. Jill Finley