Thursday, March 31, 2022

Help for an East Village teacher who lost everything in an apartment fire

Jean Finnerty, a teacher and co-founder of the Children's Workshop School on 12th Street, lost everything when her apartment caught fire on Tuesday. 

Maria Velez-Clarke, principal at CWS, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help Finnerty replace her personal items and find long-term housing. 

Per Velez-Clarke: 
Over the years, Jean has served as a leader in our school and has taught nearly all grades at the school, and this year is serving as our health and wellness physical education teacher. She has mentored and supported thousands of children over the years and works to nurture the next generation of public school teachers as the student-teacher coordinator at CWS. 
You can find the GoFundMe here.

H/T Salim


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this and as a resident of the neighborhood and someone who has enormous respect for teachers, I will be contributing to this fund to help her get back on her feet.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this, Jean is a valuable part of our school community. I know she appreciates this!