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 part of it. 

I have two children, Reagan and Eric. Reagan is 19 years old and attends college at The University of Alabama. Eric is 13 years old and in the 8th grade! I have been married for 24 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/ renewed in 2016