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Kelly Finnerud, music


I earned my music education degree in 2001 from SFA, and I spent a few years teaching middle and high school band before staying home with our young children. Now our four kids are growing quickly, and I'm loving teaching elementary students. I've been at the SFA Charter School since 2010 as a parent, then as an educator. I enjoy teaching the students to read and write music while giving them a safe place to explore and create.

Russ Havard, art


I earned my master’s degree in art in 1997 from SFA and spent a number of years as a professional artist. I began teaching in elementary and college in 2010 and have really enjoyed the artistic adventures of children and adults. I joined the SFA Charter School in 2020 and have enjoyed seeing and sharing the art students create.

Teacher Aides

  • Ms. Ana Ramirez
  • Ms. Imelda Garcia
  • Mr. Keaton McKinney
  • Ms. Michelle Cox
  • Ms. Shakeitha Hyde



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Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Physical Address:
Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center
2428 Raguet St.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6072, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962