Paul Finucan


Jasmin Salas, Contributor

English, English, English. If you don’t know about Paul Finucan, he became an English teacher because he loves English. He teaches English I, English III, and creative writing.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Finucan graduated from Kent University in 1997. He has been teaching for 16 years and joined the Santa Fe High staff in 2016.

If he is not teaching English or taking creative writing classes, Mr. Finucan can be found watching sports, horseback riding, hiking, rafting or working out at Planet Fitness. He has run three half-marathons that he is “very proud of.”

Mr. Finucan especially likes baseball and football; his favorite football team is the Buckeyes. “It’s weird leaving in a state that doesn’t have three major league teams,” he said. “I come from a state where sports are part of our cultural identity.”

Mr. Finucan is fairly new to New Mexico. During the summer of 2015, he came here to help his uncle, fell in love with the place, and decided to stay.