Westminster Names Kendra Sue Finch Interim Director of Development
Westminster Schools of Augusta is pleased to announce Kendra Sue Finch as its interim director of development. Mrs. Finch succeeds Wes Brown in the role, who has moved on to a role with USC-Aiken.
"After advertising and reviewing candidates, it became apparent that the Lord had provided Wes Brown's replacement in our very own Kendra Sue Finch. This makes perfect sense as Kendra Sue is a Westminster alum, a current faculty member, a person connected to this community, a Westminster parent, and someone with the right skill set for this role," states Head of School, Dr. Shawn Brower. "After hours of conversations and prayer, Kendra Sue has prayerfully agreed to step into this interim role for this next year before returning to the role of director of strategic innovation for the 2023-24 school year. I am grateful she is on our leadership team, and I am thankful for her willingness to step into an important role at such a critical time as we are about to celebrate our 50th anniversary as a school."
During her 21 years of experience, Mrs. Finch has taught high school and middle school Spanish and has served as an Ed Tech Coach in some of the most esteemed private schools in the state of Georgia. Upon returning home to Westminster, she has served on the Leadership Team, the Curriculum Committee, and the Advancement Committee, and she has lead over 20 professional development workshops for teachers. In addition, she founded the New Faculty Mentorship Program, launched Westminster's first ever Alumni Council, planned and rolled out the school's 1:World program, and launched technology and innovation training initiatives for all faculty. She also successfully led Westminster's accreditation efforts last September.
Additionally, many know Mrs. Finch through her highly successful work with Westminster's GenCyber program. Over the past three years, Mrs. Finch has received and managed over $450,000 in grant funding from the NSA and the National Science Foundation to lead GenCyber professional development workshops for teachers in the CSRA. To date, Westminster is the only private K-12 school in the nation to have ever received a GenCyber grant. Westminster's GenCyber Teacher Program has become one of the hightest rated GenCyber programs in the nation under Mrs. Finch's leadership.
Dr. Brower adds, "It is abundantly clear that Mrs. Finch has a unique understanding of Westminster. She can tell the story of Westminster's past as an alum ('94), its present as a current employee and parent, and its future as a visionary leader with a passion for our school. She looks forward to sharing about God's sustaining faithfulness as we look to the next 50 years God would have for us. I have high regard and great confidence in her ability to fulfill this new role, and am grateful for her willing spirit to faithfully serve the school in this capacity!"
Mrs. Finch shared, "I love Westminster, and I believe in the mission of this school with my whole heart. For that reason, I am excited to take on this new role which will afford me the opportunity to share Westminster's vision with others as I invite them to join us in our journey forward."