Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Shannon Finley

I am so excited to be a part of Alexandria Middle School! Alexandria is where I grew up and where I raise my children. I graduated in 1994 from Alexandria High School.  I take great pride in my community, school, and the power of education! After teaching for 17 years at Alexandria Elementary School, I crossed the street to Alexandria High School as Assistant Principal. After two years as AP, I was honored to be named Principal at Alexandria Middle School. It's an exciting time in the Valley. Great things are happening, and we are all proud to be a part of it. 

I have two children, Reagan and Eric. Reagan is 17 years old and a senior at Alexandria High School. Eric is 11 years old and in sixth grade. I have been married for 22 years to Keith Finley, who also graduated from Alexandria High School in 1991. 


University of Alabama- Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Jacksonville State University- Masters in Elementary

Jacksonville State University-Masters in Educational Leadership

National Board Certified Teacher since 2006.