Rachel Finney » Biography


Hi! My name is Ms. Finney, and I started teaching at NBHS in the fall of 2020. I am from a small farming town in Illinois, and I have always wanted to see Alaska! I am very excited to be living and teaching in this beautiful town. I love teaching English because it allows us to read and understand the world around us, as well as write to express the world within us. 


I attended Olivet Nazarene University to receive degrees in English Education, Spanish, and Teaching English as a Second Language. I have a love for traveling, and I have spent time traveling, learning, and teaching in Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Ecuador, Burkina Faso, England, France, South Korea, and Uganda.


In my free time, I enjoy reading and writing, baking, and being outside hiking or kayaking when I can. I have a dog named Hemingway after the American author, and I have a cat named Frida in honor of the Meixcan artist Frida Khalo. 


Feel free to reach out with any questions. 


Rachel Finney