I'm an old student of Finley and I honestly wound not be who I am today without his direction and inspiration during productions. He provides those without a home one in his classroom. Each classroom. Every day. Thanks! - Kate and Graham R.
Mr. Finley is an amazing drama teacher and person. He teaches real lessons outside of the textbook facts other teachers rely on. He also has an impressive number of high quality jokes at the ready.
Can be more than a little insane at times and doesn't always communicate well. However, the things I've learned in his class will stay with me for a long time. He cares more about his students then he lets on. He also runs the drama department which add another level to his character and teaching. I suggest talking his honors class even if you have no intention of taking AP.
The most interesting man I have ever met, four years at west Seattle high and he has taught me the most by far. Never have I had more respect for somebody than I do for Finley
He's a great teacher, he's very well educated and that represents itself through his teaching. I've never had a teacher with such immense knowledge and he has a great sense of humor.
He's always a good mentor and has been a great teacher for all four years I've been at the school.
Students do hardly anything in his LA class. He's a great guy but even in his AP class we don't do anything. I hear he's a great drama teacher and the spring musicals are good.
the drama teacher, loves to teach shakespeer and will substitute drama ciriculum for english in an english class.