We are pleased to spotlight Edward Finan, who is an accomplished individual who has made meaningful contributions to the field of education. Edward’s educational journey began at Our Lady of Peace in Lynbrook for elementary school, followed by his enrollment at the Saint Pius X Preparatory Seminary in Uniondale. He pursued higher education at Saint John’s University in Jamaica, NY, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, and later obtained a Master of Science in Secondary Education.
Edward currently works as a Catholic school teacher at St. Luke’s School in Whitestone, NY. He previously worked at Christ the King High School in Middle Village, NY, and St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset, NY. Edward exemplifies the impact of passionate educators and is an inspiring role model to those around!
I have tried to instill the same love for learning and more importantly, the same Christian values which I learned in my own students. I have been a Catholic schoolteacher (various schools) my entire career because I believe in the importance of a Catholic education.– Edward Finan
Edward is an active member of Saint Barnabas RC Church in Bellmore, NY, where he has served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist since 1980. Additionally, he volunteers his time to support scholarship funds, providing financial assistance for students in need of Catholic school tuition at Christ the King High School. Because of his unwavering commitment to making a positive difference in people’s lives, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for charity work on Long Island.
In addition to his other pursuits, Edward’s interests include creative writing, with multiple plays produced in local community theaters, and he is also an avid bird lover (he raises finches and parakeets)!
We take pride in having Edward as an alumnus of Long Island Catholic Elementary Schools, and we extend our wishes for his ongoing success in all that he does!