Principal’s Message

Dear Finland Families:

Welcome to the 2022-2023 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 the start of a great school year together as Finland Elementary Eagles.

Our focus for this year will be continuing to develop relationships that foster growth both academically and socially. We will continue to teach our Finland Elementary School virtues-Be Kind, Be Respectful, Do Your Best and recognize students that are showing those virtues during the school day. This year, our goal is to continue to fulfill these expectations while celebrating academic achievements. We will work hard to meet all of our students where they are when they enter our school building, then help them grow from there.

The Finland Elementary staff has put in countless hours of learning during the summer in order to continue to find new ways to push our students to their fullest potential. Raising our youth, however, goes far beyond the reach of our staff, as the partnership with our families will be essential for reaching the goals set forth for our children. I look forward to bridging the partnership between our school, families and community. Some initiatives we are hoping to bring back this year are the Girls on the Run program, Let Me Run boys program, clubs and hopefully some more engaging activities for the students and families.

I’d like to take a moment to introduce our new staff members to Finland. We are very excited to welcome them to our Finland Family. Please feel free to introduce yourself as you see them around the school.

  • Emiko Bowers - music teacher

  • Ami Baumgartner - intervention specialist

  • Carla Erwin - Intervention specialist

  • Nagham Almusawi - aide

  • Scott Riffe - Custodian

We look forward to a successful 2021-22 school year and cannot wait to welcome ALL of our students back into the building. Go Eagles!

Brittney McDaniel


Finland Elementary