August 2020: Welcome our new Principals to FHMS

We are very excited to introduce you to our new principals, Dr. Joseph Smith and Ms. Liz Spier. As we embark on a school year with so many unknowns, we are encouraged by the calm and compassionate leadership that we have seen from our new administrators.

Be sure to mark your calendar for Thursday, August 13 at 7 pm, when FHMS PTSA is hosting a virtual Town Hall for you to meet Dr. Smith and Ms. Spier and ask any questions you have about the 2020-21 school year. Event details are available on our Facebook page.

Dr. Joseph Smith

Dr. Joseph Smith is our incoming Principal at both Finn Hill Middle School and Environmental Adventure School. He is currently relocating to our area from Amherst, Massachusetts. Dr. Smith’s hobbies are chess, gardening, kayaking, and hiking. He loves cooking, listening to music, and learning about new cultures.

Ms. Liz Spier

Liz Spier is our Associate Principal at Finn Hill MS. She joined FHMS on July 1 after teaching Special Ed at our neighboring middle school, Kamiakin, for over 10 years. Ms. Spier joined our last General Membership meeting on May 26, and provided some fun facts about herself. She feels very adept at handling transitions, sharing she attended 13 different schools before high school as her father was in the Navy. In her free time, Ms. Spier enjoys running, playing outside and reorganizing “that which has already been organized.”