Danny Finley and Randi Jo Owens-Goodson
Student Life & Extended Day Director, AIDB
Danny Finley plays a pivotal role in helping the Alabama School for the Blind (ASB) achieve one of its fundamental goals—providing learning opportunities that empower students to become limitless. An ASB alum, Finley was class president and finished 1st place in the 2009-2010 Alabama high school Wrestling Tournament’s 1A-4A division before graduating as Class of 2010 Valedictorian.
Finley has earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Leadership from Troy University and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of West Alabama. He began his career as a Mental Health Technician before returning to the Alabama School for the Blind in Talladega to serve as a Residential Advisor. Finley became a Transition Specialist for the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) before returning to ASB in November 2021.
‘”Every day I strive to be a better person than I was the day before. I’m always looking to improve myself through reading new books or observing a mentor.” said Finley. “I’m always looking to present the best version of myself. That is what I strive to teach and show the students at ASB. […] We are our only competition. If we can find a way to master our flaws and mistakes, we can create a better future for ourselves and those around us.”
Finley is now preparing to earn his LPC and volunteers with several community service organizations in his spare time, including Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; Boys & Girls Club, the American Red Cross, and Big Brother/Big Sister. He has also served as the NAACP’s Community Service Chair since 2012.
Mr. Finley and his wife Ebonee share two amazing children, Wyatt and Nuri Finley.
Randi Jo Owens-Goodson
Randi Jo enjoys expressing herself through many forms of creativity, especially dance. She is thrilled to be performing for Dancing with ‘Dega Stars for the fourth time. Randi Jo attended Jacksonville State University, where she studied English literature and the Spanish Language. She also attended Saint Leo University where she studied Psychology.
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