• Human Resources

    Karen B. Gokay
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    gokayk@readingsd.org
    484-258-7002

    Christine I. Pena
    Director of Employee Relations & Internal Affairs
    penac@readingsd.org
    484-258-7003

    Linda Pelker
    HR Specialist (Professional Staff)
    pelkerll@readingsd.org
    484-258-7011

    Bonnie Leonti
    HR Specialist (Support Staff)
    leontib@readingsd.org
    484-258-7006

    Lisa Hoffman
    Director of Employee Benefits & Risk Management
    hoffmanl@readingsd.org
    484-258-7023

    Anthony Leonti
    Attendance & Leave Specialist
    leontia@readingsd.org
    484-258-7008

    Denise Templin
    Benefits Clerk/Workers’ Compensation
    templind@readingsd.org
    484-258-7025

    Damaris Sanchez
    On-Site Loomis Representative
    dsanchez@loomisco.com
    484-258-7009

    Cristina Raimondi
    HR Generalist
    raimondic@readingsd.org
    484-258-7007

    Nydia Silva
    HR Generalist
    silvan@readingsd.org
    484-258-7010  


    Department Overview

    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 above.