Initially, Finchler was educated at Eastside High School. Judy got Bachelor of Arts degree in 1964, graduating from Montclair State University. She also attended William Paterson University of New Jersey and attained elementary school certification.
Judy Finchler obtained teacher-librarian certification, graduating from Kean University.
Judy Finchler started her career as a school teacher in Paterson in 1964, a position she held till 1967. Ten years later, in 1977, she began to work as a supplemental instructor, holding the post to 1981, when Judy was appointed a teacher at Paterson Board of Education. Finchler held the post of a teacher till 1986. Since 1986 she started to work as a teacher-librarian.
Currently, Judy is a retired elementary school teacher and librarian.
Quotations: "I’ve always loved writing. Whether in a story, poem, letter, or even a grant proposal, words have always been my dearest friends. Finding the best word, the most appropriate phrase, arranging, rearranging, and expressing my ideas are all deeply satisfying. The experience of seeing my words in print in bookstores and libraries has greatly surpassed even what I envisioned it to be."
Judy Finchler married Jerome Finchler, an accountant, on August 11, 1963. The couple has two children – Todd and Lauren Finchler Fitch.