Dear Finland Families,
As we wind down another school year, there are many ends in sight. State testing has come to an end for our third and fourth grade students. Kindergarten graduation is within reach. Students are meeting with future grade-level teachers. Winter is finally behind us. And, after three revered years, my time as the principal at Finland Elementary is coming to a close.
Thank you for all your support, care, and effort in keeping Finland Elementary a positive place for our students to succeed. I have always been impressed with the level of support our school and students receive from home, and I know this will continue beyond this year. The process for selecting the next principal is underway, and I assure you that everything is being done to ensure the next leader of our school will be exactly the right person for the job. Once the process is completed, the new principal will be announced to our families.
With every end comes a new beginning. Summer will be the best yet in the lives of our young students, and next school year will be yet another opportunity for them to grow into the best versions of themselves, reaching their full potential. I truly appreciate all Finland Elementary has done for me and my family, but I'm most proud of the work we have done for our students. I wish each and every one of you the very best in whatever comes next.
Have a great end of the school year, and an even better summer.
Mr. Flynn is in his third year as principal at Finland Elementary. A former teacher in the South-Western City School District, he has also spent time as a building administrator with Pickerington Local Schools. When he is not at school building Finland's Eagle Pride, you are most likely to find him with his wife, Rhea, and his sons Dane and Mason.