Joseph Finigan Joins Reading Public Library Foundation Board

Reading, MA — The Reading Public Library Foundation is proud to welcome Joseph Finigan to its Board of Directors.

A leader in the field of education, Joe has served Reading and our surrounding community for over 40 years. Starting as a mathematics teacher, Joe taught countless Reading students before seamlessly transitioning into administration roles. In all, Joe has served as a principal, university lecturer, associate principal, mathematics curriculum leader, and mathematics teacher.

Currently, Joe serves as a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at Northeastern University, a position he has held since 1982. Previously, he was Principal of Woburn Memorial High School from 2009-2016, after serving several years as Principal of Reading Memorial High School from 2004-2009. While at RMHS, Joe oversaw the construction of the new high school building, the integration of technology into the classroom, the development of new courses, and the implementation of new instructional practices and methods of assessment.

“We are very lucky to have someone with Joe’s experience, deep knowledge, and skills,” commented Foundation President Patrick Egan. “Joe is a legend in Reading schools. His deep commitment to education and ability to manage complicated projects and budgets will prove him an asset to the Foundation as we embark on our next 25 years.”

“I am very much looking forward to joining the Board of Directors of the Reading Public Library Foundation,” said Joe. “The Foundation has a long and respected tradition of supporting the library and hosting community events. The efforts and commitment of current board members, as well as the committed leadership of prior board members, are yet another example of what makes Reading such a special and unique community.”

The Reading Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to raising funds to support the Reading Public Library. The Foundation has established and is focused on expanding an endowment that will provide a long-term, sustained source of supplemental funds for the Library.

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