A homemaker and educational advocate, Doreen Finkle maintains a heavy involvement in her community. She holds teaching certificates from New Jersey’s Montclair State University in the areas of elementary and special education. After graduating from college, Finkle taught at Paterson Public Schools in New Jersey as part of the district’s Paradigm Program, before stepping down to become a full-time mother.
Devoted to ensuring that her two children received a comprehensive education, Doreen Finkle homeschooled for five years and traveled extensively, bringing her children to the best museums and parks in the United States. For her, it was an opportunity to take advantage of the chance to teach real world geography and history lessons in each continental state.
Today, Doreen Finkle remains a staunch advocate for homeschooling, as she contributes her time and energy as a member of the Morris County Home Schoolers, the North Jersey Home Schoolers Association, and the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). As part of the NJEA, Finkle supports an organization that endeavors to improve the quality of the New Jersey public education system. She also supports the Home School Legal Defense Association.
In addition to raising awareness for educational issues, Doreen Finkle volunteers with the Tea Party movement and is also President of Campus Tea Parties New Jersey. She donates to the March of Dimes Foundation and Helping Hands Food Pantry, as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters. In her free time, Finkle enjoys reading, playing piano, and other artistic activities. She also counts skiing, dog sledding, and whale watching among her hobbies.