Degrees and Certifications:
Samford University, Ed.S., Instructional Leadership Samford University, M.S., Instructional Leadership Certification Samford University, MS, Early Childhood / Elementary Education Alabama State University, BS, Computer Information Systems
Miss Catherine Finkley
I am excited to begin my third year as an Assistant Principal at Paine Elementary School! I previously taught 2nd grade at Paine Primary School for 4 years. It has been such a pleasure to continue my educational journey in a new role with Trussville City Schools and at Paine.
My hometown is Birmingham, AL. Both of my parents are educators. My father is a retired principal and my mother is a teacher. I have two brothers. My hobbies include singing, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family.
Throughout my educational career, I have had several leadership opportunities. I love finding new and innovative ways to help increase student achievement. I feel that data driven instruction is key to making meaningful academic improvements. If my colleagues were to describe me, they would say that I am very personable, organized, a team player, and a great communicator who cares for students.
Although I absolutely loved teaching, I wanted to have the opportunity to advocate for all students as an administrator so that I could help them reach their highest level of potential. I firmly believe that all students can learn. We must meet students where they are academically and find ways to help them be successful so that they will be college and career ready.
My goal is to help all of our students at Paine continue to excel academically and become productive citizens. I look forward to great things ahead at Paine Elementary School.