Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Bridget Finocchiaro
I am the English Language Arts teacher for Team Sirius. Much to my amazement, this is my twentieth year of teaching! After graduating from Truman State University with a BA in English and an MAE in Elementary Education with a certification in Middle School English Language Arts, I began my career with the fifth grade at Mason Elementary School in St. Louis Public Schools. Later, I worked as a Title 1 reading specialist in various private schools throughout the region. Then, in 2005, I found my way to my new home, Steger Sixth Grade Center, where I took on the role of ELA teacher for the Atlas Team. Now, in 2018, I am thrilled to work with the teachers and to get to know the students of Team Sirius. I currently reside in the Tower Grove South neighborhood, with my dogs,Lucy and Violet. When away from teaching, I spend time reading, trying new restaurants with friends, cooking, baking, and catching up on movies. I am also an avid theater fan, especially musical theater. Another favorite pastime is being with my delightful niece and nephew, Maggie and Will!