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Secondary school educator

Phyllis Thomas Finger, American secondary school educator. Certified English, language arts teacher. Recipient Howard L. Klopp award for Excellence in Teaching, Cedar Crest College.


Finger, Phyllis Thomas was born on June 25, 1947 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Daughter of Charles Joseph and Avis Mary (Tacke) Thomas.


Bachelor, Florida Southern College, 1969. Master of Arts, Syracuse University, 1970. Doctor of Education, Lehigh University, 1985.


Teacher Easton Area School District, Pennsylvania, since 1974. Teacher English Lawrence Township School District, Trenton, New Jersey, 1970-1973. Graduate institute Lehigh University School Education, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1979-1981.

American English teacher fellow Omiya, Japan, 1994-1995. Delaware Pennsylvania Teacher Exchange to Omiya, Japan, 1989, 93. Judge Odyssey of the Mind, Southeastern Pennsylvania.


  • Certified English, language arts teacher.


Vice chairman Northampton County Bicentennial Constitution Commission and Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Elder 1st Presbyterian Church, Easton, 1990-1994, chairperson Christian education and mission committee. Associate member Tokyo Union Church.

Board directors Community Action Committee, Lehigh Valley, Inc., Great Valley Council Girl Scouts United States. Class agent Florida Southern College, since 1992. Member American Association of University Women, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, League of Women Voters (president Easton 1987-1989), National Council Teachers English, Lehigh University Alumni Association (president 1991-1994), History Easton, New York Marathon, Swiss Alpine Marathon, Phi Delta Kappa (president 1985).


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Married Homer Ellis Finger III, August 15, 1970. 1 child, Geoffrey Thomas.

Charles Joseph Thomas

Avis Mary (Tacke) Thomas

Homer Ellis Finger III

Geoffrey Thomas Finger