Mrs. Finkst AIS

Hello!  My name is Mrs. Finkst!

All About Me

I have been teaching at Little Falls Middle School for 20 years.  I received a Master's degree in English and a Bachelor's degree in Education.  I graduated from Syracuse University and am a huge fan of Syracuse University's basketball team.  Let's go Orange!

My philosophy of education is that all children are capable of learning and working to their fullest potential.  Being a prolific writer and avid reader are important skills for 21st century learners.  To best prepare my students, I expose them to a plethora of genres.  By reading closely and actively, students improve their comprehension skills as well as their passion for reading.  In class, we reinforce skills taught and utilized in English.

         Written skills are an important component of a well rounded school citizen.  We utilize formats and formulas consistently.  Students practice writing claims, using textual details, citations and explanations.These parallel tasks, as well as checklists and rubrics prepare students to be successful.

Aristotle said, "Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all."  Educating the whole child is the basis for my belief system.  I truly care for the well being of each and every one of my students and I look forward to working with them this year.

          Please feel free to contact me at any time - sfinkst@lfcsd.org.