Message from Dr. Mumin – Aug. 19, 2021

  • Red Knights:

    It is with mixed emotions that I share this message with you today.

    During the next 90 days, I will be transitioning from my position as Reading School District Superintendent of Schools. I have accepted a position as Superintendent of Schools at Lower Merion School District, and I am expected to be formally approved by their school board during a special meeting on Monday, August 23, 2021.

    I thank you for accepting me into the Red Knight Family with open arms seven years ago. I truly believe Red Knights are the heartbeat of this city, and it has been an honor to serve the students, graduates, staff members and families of the Reading School District. I’m forever humble, thankful and #RSDproud.

    You’ll be hearing more from me in the coming weeks, but I wanted to be the one to share this news with you today.

    Once a Red Knight, Always a Red Knight!

    -Dr. Khalid N. Mumin

About Khalid N. Mumin, Ed.D.

  • Dr. Mumin with students

    For over 20 years, Dr. Khalid N. Mumin has served in various capacities as a teacher, dean of students, principal and central administrator.

    Dr. Mumin earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Education in Teaching & Curriculum from Pennsylvania State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education from Shippensburg University, and an Associate of Arts in English from Northeastern Christian Junior College. He also graduated from the Leadership Maryland Program, as a member of the Class of 2012, and he is a member of several national and local organizations.

    The strength in his leadership revolves around being a student-centered educator, who has a vision of success for all students and a belief that building positive relationships through cultural competencies is paramount in promoting student success. Dr. Mumin is a change agent and is committed to promoting and sustaining student achievement, equity and access to educational programming for all students, as well as creating plans that are fiscally responsible. Dr. Mumin maintains a keen focus on fostering collaboration with stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, administrators, community, public officials, business partners, and higher education institutions.

    Dr. Mumin has a documented history of success of possessing excellent leadershipskills and has been recognized nationally as a “School Board Savvy Superintendent." He has also received several awards as follows: Superintendent to Watch (National School Public Relations Association, 2016), Champion for Youth (Mentors for Berks, 2017), Excellence in Educational Leadership (Boscov’s, 2016), Courageous Institution Award (Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, 2017), Amigo Award (Daniel Torres Centro Hispano, 2017), Innovative School Leader (Pennsylvania School Boards Association, 2018), Jesse S. Heiges Distinguished Alumni Award (Shippensburg University, 2019), and The Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year (Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, 2021).


  • University of Pennsylvania
    Ed.D., Educational Leadership

    Pennsylvania State University
    M.Ed., Teaching and Curriculum

    Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
    B.A., English

    Northeastern Christian Junior College
    A.A., Liberal Arts/English

Professional Experience

  • Superintendent of Schools
    Reading School District
    Reading, Pennsylvania 2014-Present

    Superintendent of Schools
    Caroline County Public Schools
    Denton, Maryland 2011-2014

    Director of Secondary Education
    Centennial School District
    Warminster, PA 2010- 2011

    Middle School Principal
    Klinger Middle School, Centennial School District
    Warminster, PA 2006- 2010

    Middle School Principal
    New Hope-Solebury Middle School
    New Hope-Solebury School District 2005-2006

    Middle School Assistant Principal
    Klinger Middle School
    Centennial School District
    Warminster, PA 2003-2005

    Middle School Dean of Students
    Manheim Central Middle School
    Manheim Central School District
    Manheim, PA 2001-2003

    Seventh Grade Language Arts Teacher
    Central York School District
    York, PA 1997-2001

    Homebound School Instructor
    Central York School District
    York, PA 1997-2001

    Secondary English Teacher
    Scotland School for Veterans Children
    Scotland, PA 1996-1997

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