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Ms. Tomia Fingerle
Hello, I am Tomia Fingerle.
I am so excited to be teaching 3rd grade Science and Social Studies at Elm Street Elementary. I have taught in different capacities for 30 years in Florida and Georgia. For twenty of those years, I homeschooled my four children through highschool enjoying adventures together on our mini farm and traversing the northeast and southeast USA. In the private sector, I taught PreK, K, 1st, 4th, 5th, Academic Resource for 1st-high school, developed an Elementary STEM Lab and created a school garden.
My Bachelor's Degree was earned through the University of South Florida in Early Childhood Education in 1985. My GA teaching certificate covers Early Childhood, Middle Grades Language Arts and Social Science, and a K-5 Science Endorsement. I am also certified through ACSI, Association of Christian Schools International.
My four adult children are: Candice (teacher in another county), Tarra (mother of my 4 grandchildren), Austin (Army Reservist in TN and senior at UT), and Nicholas (college student in Miami). Though we are spread out over the southeast, my children and grandchildren are my sunshine every day. I love to sew, preserve my garden surplus, and make memories of all I do!
I look forward to a great year at Elm Street Elementary School!