Shelby Finney
1st-Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Shelby Finney and I am so excited to be joining the Inspire community as a first-grade teacher. I have taught kindergarten for 2 years in DPS and 1st grade for 4 years in Colorado Springs. I graduated from Hope College with my bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education.

I am originally from Michigan, but moved to Colorado in 2013 for the mountains, sunshine and adventure! I still enjoy going back to visit family and friends and spend time on the lake. I recently got married and my husband and I love spending our free time camping and hiking. I also enjoy playing tennis and volleyball, cheering on the MSU Spartans, Hope College Dutchmen, and A&M Aggies and going on road trips.

I am passionate about fostering a caring, safe and fun learning environment that pushes all students to be the best they can be. I love light bulb moments, celebrating small achievements, helping students persevere and getting students fired up about learning new things! I look forward to being a part of your child’s educational journey. It is going to be a great year!