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Wanda Gonzalez-Crespo, New Assistant Superintendent for School Improvement

Wanda Gonzalez-Crespo has been serving as Interim Assistant Superintendent since last fall. This year, she will become Assistant Superintendent for School Improvement.

“Mrs. Gonzalez-Crespo is a respected and trusted colleague and leader in our district and our community,” Dr. Murray stated. “She has high expectations for excellence and equity in education. She sees the promise and potential of every child in our community and of every educator in our district. Her positive leadership style inspires others, and she will be instrumental in developing new strategies and teams to meet the demands of an ever-changing world.”

In her new role, Mrs. Gonzalez-Crespo will oversee all aspects of federally-required aspects of public education, including Title I, as well as elements of the curriculum, instructional programming, and professional development.

“I look forward to engaging with teams to learn how we can significantly improve the quality of the instructional programming that RSD offers. I’m confident that we can positively impact our overall student achievement,” she said. “It’s important to me. As somebody born and raised in the City of Reading, I know the district has the power to significantly influence the community in a positive way.”

A graduate of Reading High School, Mrs. Gonzalez-Crespo went on to earn her B.A. in Spanish and Elementary Education from Albright College, M.A. in Education with Specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language from Penn State University/University of Turabo, Principal Certification from Alvernia University, and Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from California University of Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Gonzalez-Crespo’s career with RSD began in 1998 as an ESL teacher. In 2008, she moved into administrative roles as ESL Supervisor/Assistant Director of the ESL Program from 2008-2013. She served as the principal of 10th and Green Elementary from August 2013 through February 2015. From 2015-2022, she served as the Director of ESL before most recently serving as the Interim Assistant Superintendent.