Hello everyone!! My Name is Dr. Ann Finan. I know that these are interesting times to say the least. Although it will be a school year of new experiences and adventures, we will learn, laugh and look forward to whaever the year brings. This is my fourth year at Smart’s Mill Middle School. I have been a teacher for over 20 years and have taught kindergarten to college and everything in between. I am very excited for this year to start. I am originally from Pennsylvania and I LOVE the EAGLES!
I went to college at Drew University in New Jesrey. I earned my Master's from George Mason University and earned my Doctorate in Education from Shenandoah University.
My Classroom is based on a love for learning and a mutual respect for everyone who steps into my room and this year instead of stepping into my room you will be logging into the room. I am patient and fair and expect a great deal from my students. We will work hard and have fun along the way. this year in Reading Strategies we will boost our knowledge of reading and writing. We will continue to discover new authors as we explore books and short stories. We will continue to build our technology skills, vocabulary, and focus on learning through our new platform Schoology.