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Councilor Vanessa Campos
District One



Vanessa Campos is the Councilor for District 1 in the city of Reading. District 1 covers the city’s southwest area including Wyomissing Park, Millmont, Oakbrook and South of Penn.

Vanessa is a long-time city resident who passionately served our city’s youth in the Reading School District as a leader and educator for over a decade. She is a former alumni of Reading Area Community College and began her career as the lead teacher in a local city preschool. She graduated from Kutztown University with Summa Cum Laude honors for her Bachelor’s in Education degree. She continued to complete her Master’s in Education with a Magna Cum Laude.

In the Reading School District, Vanessa led the schoolwide team-building committee and the Reading Department as chairperson. She strived for academic excellence across multiple grade levels and actively supported teachers with data analysis and interventions. Under her leadership, Vanessa mentored student interns with the tools necessary to teach inner-city youth and engage families. In addition, she led extra-curricular activities to enrich and expand the skill set of our students.

Vanessa continues her passion for teaching in her alma mater, Reading Area Community College, as an Adjunct Instructor for English Language Learners. Her passion for educational advancement and public service is evident in her professional background. She is a leader and avid servant of her city– dedicated to improving the lives of our youth and families. Vanessa continues to serve her community as a licensed real estate agent to help secure an affordable home for Reading and Berks’ families.

She is a devout Catholic, loving aunt, proud sister of the first Latina District Judge in the city and county, and humble daughter. Vanessa believes in the power of transforming the city through collaborative efforts, strategic planning and efficient practices