Department Overview

  • HR - POA talking with parents

    The Department of Human Resources provides an array of support services to applicants and Reading School District staff members at all levels of the organization.

    Reading School District is an equal opportunity employer and prides itself on its recruitment and selection procedures and processes. HR is instrumental in posting and advertising for open positions; the collection, screening, and processing of application packets; facilitating the interview process, and responding to applicant inquiries. Our goal is to attract qualified applicants who will enhance the educational program for the District’s almost 18,000 students.

    HR serves as a resource center for the District’s almost 2,000 employees represented by six separate unions and two professional organizations. HR serves as the first point of contact for all employee and labor relations issues with specific emphasis on contract interpretation and implementation; comprehensive, confidential investigations; and compliance with local, state, and federal employment and labor law. HR has an “open door” policy and encourages staff members to contact the Department as a first-line resource for questions related to their employment. Examples of services that HR specifically coordinates and/or facilitates for staff members include, but is not limited to, the self-insured medical benefits program, the Employee Assistance Program, workers’ compensation, leaves of absence, absence request processing, certification, tuition reimbursement, and personnel file review.

    For more information on the Department of Human Resources or if you have specific questions regarding employment opportunities or benefits available to you as a Reading School District employee, please contact the staff members listed below.

Human Resources Staff

  • Linda Pelker
    HR Specialist (Professional Staff)

    Bonnie Leonti
    HR Specialist (Support Staff)

    Cristina Raimondi
    HR Specialist

    Andrea Ambrus

    HR Generalist

    Celeste Smith
    HR Generalist

    Lisa M. Magrowski
    Director of Employee Benefits & Risk Management

    Tara Lanshe
    Benefits Specialist 

    Crystal Lynch

    Attendance & Leave Specialist

    Denise Templin
    Benefits Clerk/Workers Compensation


  • Jennifer O’Brien
    Director of Human Resources

Employment Opportunities

  • Click here to see a list of our current job opportunities. 

Substitutes Needed

  • Substitute Teachers
    and Nurses 
    To apply for substitute teacher and administrator opportunities, please contact Kelly Education at 800-991-5157, Option 2, or e-mail


  • To discuss recruitment or job fair opportunities, contact HR Generalist Cristina Raimondi at 484-258-7007.