Building A Vision
After more than 20 years, Kendra Sue Finch returned to Westminster Schools of Augusta in 2016 with a bold vision for her alma mater.
"My goal is that Westminster students will use technology to make an impact in the world around them for the sake of Christ," said Finch, a member of the Class of 1994.
Finch, who now serves as Westminster's Director of Educational Technology and Accreditation is well on her way to making her dream a reality.
Finch was instrumental in the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation awarding Westminster a substantial grant this year to host a middle-grades teacher camp for GenCyber, a nationwide education program designed to raise up the next generation of Cyber stars.
Before this year, Finch led the implementation of an initiative at Westminster that provides teachers with technology training through online or in-person workshops. She also led an effort to launch a cryptology club and provide laptops for classroom activities in the Middle School, which teachers are using during almost every class period of the day.
Finch earned her Spanish degree from Augusta University in 2000, living and studying abroad in Mexico and Spain. Following graduation, she began teaching Spanish in Atlanta at two of the most highly regarded private schools in the state of Georgia, Wesleyan School and The Lovett School.
As her interest in technology and its role in education grew, Finch furthered her education by earning her master's degree from Kennesaw State University in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Technology Integration.
Finch is married to Charlie Finch. Their daughter, Kaylee Charles, is a fourth-grade student at Westminster.
"I want our students using technology to solve real-world problems and to develop empathy for people in the world who are hurting and struggling," Finch said.