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Ms. Margaret Finnegan
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Valley Stream
Class Information:
Room Number: 250
Students per Class: 32
Class Description:
A mixture of 12 to 14 year olds both boys and girls using a computer reading program geared to differentiate non fiction reading
Special Ed Teacher
New laptops! We have 6 year old laptops that are no longer fixable and need replacements.
My Philosophy:
Technology can be a pathway for equality for students to learn at their own pace and at their own interest leve.
Personal Information:
About Me:
Teaching 6 th year. Two children, 21 year old son, and 18 year old daughter in her first year of college. Single, I like music, fixing things.
College and Degrees:
College of New Rochelle, BA 2005 Queens College MS, Special Ed 2008
Technology, facebook, walking, travel
Favorite Books:
The Clan of the Cave Bear, No Ordinary Time, The Kite Runner, The Secret Life of Bees
Favorite Quotes:
Seek and you shall find. You can be anything you want to be. The MD or Atty are no smarter than anyone else, they just work harder.
Reading, exercise, word games
Employment History:
Customer Service, Parent, School Aide, Paraprofessional,Teacher
Why Do I Teach?:
I teach because I love children and beleive that every child has to right to a good education.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 15 %
     Average: 60 %
     High-achiever: 15 %
     Special Needs: 10 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 1 %
     Hispanic: 5 %
     African American: 90 %
     Asian: 4 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 90 %
ESL Enrollment:: 10 %
Average number of students in class:: 30 students
Number of students I teach:: 90 students