Human Resources

  • Human Resources Director

    Joanne Redden

    610-593-8238 ext 30518

    Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • About Employment at Octorara Area School District

    Approximately 2,100 students attend the four schools in the Octorara Area School District.  The Octorara Primary Learning Center, grades Kindergarten through 2; the Octorara Elementary School, grades 3 and 4; the Octorara Intermediate School, grades 5 and 6; the Octorara Jr./Sr High School, grades 7 through 12 are housed on one main campus.  These students are served by close to 350 employees.  Included are  District Office staff, school administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, librarian, reading specialists, nurses, psychologists, speech therapists, classroom assistants, secretaries, cafeteria, and building custodial/maintenance employees.  In addition, the technology department supports the District's internal and external networks, maintains the District's large inventory of computers and peripheral equipment, and is on call to provide help with software problems.

    Employees come into the District through the Department of Human Resources, which posts vacancies and processes applications in cooperation with members of the administrative staff.  The responsibility of the Human Resources Department does not stop with the employment process, however.  Salary information, tuition reimbursement, tenure, certification, and attendance are all maintained by the Human Resources Department.  The department processes requests for sabbaticals and leaves of absence.

    In general, the department is a resource to which employees can turn with questions about their employment and related issues.