February 03, 2004
I am extremely proud that my children are part of such a wonderful school. My son, now in 3rd Grade, has been attending this school since Kindergarten and my daughter now in 1st grade has been there since last year. There are no words to describe how pleased I am with the efforts of all the teachers and staff with respect to their education, well being and enthusiam towards providing the best possible education for my children. The principal, Ms. Gimenez is always accessible to all of the parents and so very pleasant indeed. The office staff are always going far and beyond in order to meet all of the parents and students needs. They are also very pleasant in dealing with all us parents. The Ass't Principal, Mr. Lux is so wonderful and always ensuring that all aspects of the school are running smoothly. The librarian, Mrs. Tariche is so wonderful as well and not to mention, Ms. Mari del Castillo and Ms. Atwell for helping all the students learn how to read and giving all of our children so much kindness and love. What else can I say about this excellent school. It gives me great peace of mind knowing that my children are part of such a wonderful school and are obtaining the best education in Dade County. I am very proactive in my children's school by constantly following up with of all their teachers and I always leave with a smile on my face. They are all so well educated, pleasant and are always willing to dedicate time to me to discuss my kids performance. I truly believe this is critical in a child's progress towards a positive and promising future for them. Lastly, I highly commend Mrs. Martin (K), Mrs. Zalamea (1st Grade), Mrs. Diaz (1st Grade), Ms. Hamilton(1st Grade), Ms. Lastra (2nd Grade), Mrs. Mederos (2nd Grade), Ms. Pulido (3rd Grade), Ms. Tyson, Ms. Morales (Art Teacher), Ms. Fuentes (Music teacher) and the rest of teacher's staff for the wonderful education they have provided and continue to provide to all of our children. God Bless them all! As a graduate of Florida International University, it gives me great pleasure that Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Elementary is affiliated and works in conjunction with the University where I graduated and obtained my degree. I feel it is great that the children have this early exposure to a University environment, therefore instilling in them the desire to want to continue growing academically. I truly believe this is the best elementary school in Dade County and more elementary schools should be built next to more universities. I feel this type of educational environment provides a sound foundation and is beneficial towards the child's future. Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Elementary Elementary School deserves to be acknowledged as one of the best, if not the best, public school in Dade County.
- submitted by a parent