James Finlen
  • James Finlen, Special Education Teacher 

    Name: James Finlen
    Email Address: jfinlen@effingham.k12.ga.us

    I currently serve South Effingham High School as a Special Education teacher. I have a passion for developing technology that my students can utilize to serve themselves better as they depart high school. One App that I have developed, is a personal "Success Tool" where the students can create a "vision board", track short term/ long term goals & send daily, weekly or monthly tasks/ reminders to assist their organizational/ executive function skills. Students can log in & access their password-protected tool through the Success Tool mobile app or by using this link https://thesuccesstool.com/sehs

    I also strive to create activities for my students to practice work ethic, community service & strive for the self-discipline that will allow them to contribute to society effectively upon graduation. For example, we go out into the community to work two days a week at jobs where students can practice job skills that they could use effectively in the future. We are working on the implementation of a fundraiser, you can see an example of that here- https://www.goodcleanfunclub.com