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This is Mr. Finnegan

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Mr. Finnegan has been a very popular faculty member in the Rectory community during the three years he has been working here as an English teacher, sports coach, and dorm parent. History teacher, Mr. Burgess, a good friend and colleague of Mr. Finnegan’s, described him as “someone who is dedicated and willing to do anything to support the school and his students.”

But, how well do we really know Mr. Finnegan? How much do we know about him, besides his job as a Rectory faculty member? What is his favorite color? What sports did he play in high school? In this special questionnaire created by The DiRectory staff, you can learn more interesting facts about Mr. Finnegan.

Fast Facts:

Favorite food: Chicken Parm

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite Movie: Elf

Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Favorite animal: Monkey

Hobbies and interests: Photography and hiking

Favorite faculty member: Mr. Seaward, the elder

Sports Played As A Student: Basketball


If you were going to make a film, who from Rectory would you invite to be the main actor?

Mr. McCarthy because he would make it really funny.

Whose Rectory class would you look forward to joining, if you were a student here?

I would love to join Mr. McCarthy’s history class.

If you could un-invent something, what would it be and why?

The Chromebook : )

Who would you twin with on Twin Day?

I would twin with Mr. Laperle because we look alike.

Do you play any musical instruments, and if so, which ones?

I play piano and a little guitar. I’ve been playing the piano since I was in first grade. On top of playing the piano and guitar, I also took voice lessons growing up.

If you were a student, would you enjoy your own class? Why?

Of course! It is awesome! This wonderful education would provide me extraordinary insights.

Where would you like to travel next and why?

I would love to travel to Italy because of the food and the beautiful history there!

Among the various jobs you’ve had here, which one is your favorite? (English teacher, Technology Assistant, or Language Skills teacher)

English teacher

Basic Information:

Where did you grow up?

Chelsea, MA

How many siblings do you have?

I have two older sisters, Jen (the oldest) and Colleen (the middle). I am the youngest of the family.

Which high school and college did you attend?

Malden Catholic High School in Malden, MA, and then Nichols College in Dudley, MA (which Mr. Paul Healy and Ms. Euglow attended, as well). Ms. Bradley and I were in the same class for our sophomore year at Nichols.

How did you find Rectory and why did you decide to work here?

When I was in college, Mr. Paul Healy (Mr. Healy’s son) introduced me to Rectory.

How do you like it here?

I love it! This is an awesome community.

Thank you, Mr. Finnegan, for sharing your interests with us! We are grateful for having you in this community and for your dedication to our school.

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