Mrs. Julie Sartin
Phone: 731-285-7050

Principal's Bio

Welcome Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Welcome to Finley Elementary School. We are proud of our dedicated, experienced staff and enthusiastic learners!

As demands and complexities of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to ensure that our children reach their potential. We believe that all of us- the school and the community- must work together in an extended family environment to insure success for all our students. We believe it is everyone's responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible.

With that in mind, you are invited to be an active participant at Finley School. Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in their child's school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their child. You are encouraged to be involved in PTO, classroom volunteer and help with special activities that enhance our students learning.

It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school. Up-to-date and additional information will be sent to you through school letters and classroom newsletters as well as information on our school web page. If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give your child's teacher or me a call. I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family.


Julie Sartin

Principal's Bio

Mrs. Julie Sartin graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin in May of 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She began her teaching career as a kindergarten teacher at Finley Elementary in July of 2005. She taught kindergarten, second and third grades during her nine years as a teacher at Finley. In 2007, Mrs. Julie earned her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. In 2014, she starting working as an elementary instructional coach for Dyer County Schools. She is so excited to be back at Finley Elementary as principal this year.

Mrs. Julie is married to John Scott Sartin. They have two children, John Colby and Ryan. They enjoy being involved with their church, being together with family, and watching their boys play sports.