• Hello! 

    My name is Mr. Finn and I am filling in for Ms. Helmis during her maternity leave, teaching three sections of World Literature I and two sections of War and Literature. 

    I am so excited to be in Tenafly this year. Teaching is my second career. I previously worked as an arts journalist and later a content manager in the art world. During this time I refined my skills as an editor and I am excited to help students craft clear, effective prose that neatly expresses their point of view. Writing well is not just an essential skill for the 21st century workforce, it is an enriching tool for life. My goal is for students to feel empowered behind the keyboard, able to take on any topic that interests them. 

    While my background is in writing and content management, my first love is literature. There are great books included in the curriculum for both classes and I am so excited to work with students as they grapple with these texts. In doing so, they will broaden their understanding, not only of literature, but of history, philosophy and world cultures. 

    If you ever need to get in touch with me, my email address is pfinn@tenafly.k12.nj.us. Students have access to my Google Classroom pages, where resources, updates and assignments are posted each day. I strive to make my Google Classroom pages up-to-date and easy to follow. It is important to me that students always know what is expected of them. 

    Very best, 

    Mr. Finn 



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