Robert Munnelly passed away over the summer at the age of 79. But his impact on the Reading Public Schools community continues to be felt.
A recently published Boston Globe story looks back at how much Munnelly, who spent 27 years as the Superintendent of Schools and Assistant Superintendent of Schools, contributed to the community. During his time in Reading, Munnelly fought for the arts education program when low funding threatened the department, according to the newspaper.
“The foundation that was built during Dr. Munnelly’s time, that was the beginning of the very fine arts program we still enjoy at Reading,” said Reading Superintendent of Schools John Doherty in the Boston Globe article.
According to his obituary, Munnelly died on July 25 and is survived by his wife, Janet. The Globe reported that he died of complications from a heart attack.
Click here to read the entire Boston Globe story about Munnelly.