Principal’s Welcome

Dear Finland Families:

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I hope that your summer was full of the perfect combination of rest and excitement. As the calendar continues to turn, it is already time to begin to look forward to another year together as Finland Elementary Eagles. I am new to the principal role, but an old face in the building. I have spent the last five years at Finland as the Math Specialist and now I have the opportunity to work with your students as the principal.

Our focus this year will be building connections. Students will have the opportunity to build relationships with not only their classroom teachers and classmates, but also with other teachers at their grade level and students in other classrooms. We will continue to foster our Eagle Pride Expectations - Be Kind, Be Respectful and Do Your Best while learning skills that will help create a positive culture and family feel at Finland Elementary. We will continue to balance character education support with academics by providing each student with the skills they need to be successful.

The staff at Finland Elementary is committed to providing our students and families with the best service possible. They have put in many hours of professional development throughout the summer in order to continue to find new ways to push our students to their fullest potential. Working with our students goes beyond the school day, it’s the partnership with the families that makes reaching the goals possible. I look forward to Finland Elementary continuing to bridge the school and community through the continuation of our Watch D.O.G.S and Girls on the Run programs, as well as the introduction of several new and exciting opportunities for our school and community to work together.

It is with full confidence that I predict this will be a great year for our school, our students, and our community, and I look forward to being a part of the progress we will continue to make. Let’s have an outstanding year!


Brittney McDaniel