Yamil Sanchez Rivera, Ed.D., assistant superintendent of operations, Reading School District has been named a member of the Albright College Board of Trustees.
An educator and life-long learner with over 25 years of experience working with schools and nonprofits, Sanchez has served as a teacher and administrator of youth and family services for nonprofits in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York.
“It is an honor to be named to the Albright College Board of Trustees,” Sanchez said. “In addition to supporting the college in its work to engage with the Reading and Berks County communities, I look forward to being a bridge between Reading School District’s families and Albright College’s community.”
Born in Puerto Rico, Sanchez moved to Reading in 1981. He is fluent in Spanish and English and holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Villanova University, a master’s degree in education in curriculum and instruction from Kutztown University, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate in education in curriculum and instruction from Lehigh University.
Sanchez began his career as a teacher in the Reading School District in 1995, and later taught in the Allentown School District and at the Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School.
Before retuning to the Reading School District in 2020, where he is now directly responsible for athletics, communications, information technology, equity, facilities, safe schools and transportation, Sanchez served as the senior vice president of community impact at the United Way of Berks County as well as Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley, the United Way of Delaware, the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc., and the Police Athletic League of Reading and Berks County. Additionally, Sanchez has served as the Head of School for the I-LEAD Charter School and the Kuumba Academy Charter School.
Dedicated to serving his community, Sanchez is a member of the board of directors at the Reading Hospital, Centro Hispano and Berks Community Action Program, as well as a member of the United Way’s cabinet and BCPS Berks Connections.