Joseph Finigan



For close to forty years I have been fortunate to serve in many roles in education ranging from high school principal, university lecturer, associate principal, mathematics curriculum leader and mathematics teacher.

Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155

M.Ed.  1981

BA History 1980


University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Lowell, MA 01853

Doctoral Candidate-Leadership in Schooling

Coursework 80% complete. 1990-1996


Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115

Doctoral coursework in curriculum evaluation and development.  1987-1988


Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA  02167

Doctoral coursework in Educational Administration.  1983-1984


Northeastern University, Boston MA 02115

Mathematics and Computer coursework.  1980-1986


MEd from Tufts University (1981)

Professional Experience

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics.  College of Professional Studies



Woburn Memorial High School, Woburn, MA 01801




Reading Memorial High School, Reading, MA 01867

Principal 2004-2009


Reading Memorial High School, Reading, MA 01867

Associate Principal 2003-2004


Parker Middle School, Reading, MA 01867

Principal 2000-2003


Reading Memorial High School, Reading, MA 01867

Assistant Principal 1996-2000


A.W. Coolidge Middle School, Reading, MA 01867

Department Head of Mathematics.



Reading Memorial High School, Reading, MA 01867

Mathematics Teacher.1987-1989


Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton, MA 01720

Mathematics Teacher. (Head Coach of Hockey, Maynard High School) 1985-1986 


Rivers School, Weston, MA 02193

Mathematics Teacher grades 6-12

Head Coach of Varsity Hockey, Assistant Football Coach, Junior Varsity Golf Coach, Student Advisor, Student Government-Faculty Advisor



New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH 03256

Mathematics Teacher, Student Advisor, Dormitory Supervisor, Coach.  1981-1982