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  • Update as of 3/30/2020:

    Message from Dr. Baughn,


    Dear Parents, Teachers, Staff and Students,


    With the announcement from Governor Wolf regarding the indefinite closure of schools. The Chester Upland School district has been planning and will be implementing remote schooling for our teachers and students in the coming days. Please continue to monitor the website for further instruction and information. Continue to Stay safe!


    Mensaje del Dr. Baughn,


    Estimados padres, maestros, personal y estudiantes,


    Con el anuncio del gobernador Wolf sobre el cierre indefinido de las escuelas . El distrito escolar de Chester Upland ha estado planeando e implementará educación remota para nuestros maestros y estudiantes en los próximos días. Continúe monitoreando el sitio web para obtener más instrucciones e información. Continuar para mantenerse a salvo!




    There will be a Special Meeting of the Public to determine the disposition of the C.H.A.P. Charter School application. This will be a virtual meeting using Zoom (info to join below). It will start at 3:00 pm on Monday, April 6, 2020. Meeting protocol will be explained at beginning of meeting. 

    To join: https://Zoom.us/j/2430528628. You will have to download the Zoom app on Your computer or phone.

    Chester Upland School District

    Gregory Thornton, Interim Receiver





    Habrá una reunión especial del público para determinar la disposición del C.H.A.P. Solicitud de la escuela charter. Esta será una reunión virtual usando Zoom (información para unirse a continuación). Comenzará a las 3:00 pm el lunes 6 de abril de 2020. El protocolo de la reunión se explicará al comienzo de la reunión.

    Para unirse: https://Zoom.us/j/2430528628. Tendrá que descargar la aplicación Zoom en su computadora o teléfono.

    Distrito escolar de Chester Upland

    Gregory Thornton, receptor interino


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Interim Superintendent Juan BaughnJUAN R. BAUGHN, Ed.D


Dr. Juan Baughn is a prominent educator who is no stranger to the Chester Upland School District; earlier in his career, he coached the Chester Upland basketball and cross-country teams and also held several administrative posts. He served as interim superintendent from January 2017 throughout the end of the 2016/2017 school year and was appointed to the permanent position of Superintendent of Schools in July 2017.

In addition to his time at Chester Upland, Dr. Baughn has held teaching and administrative positions at a variety of schools. He is a graduate of Temple University's Graduate School of Education and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and has been a leader in Pennsylvania education for five decades.

Dr. Baughn's impressive background includes experience as the special assistant to the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education from 2005 to 2010; assistant superintendent of high schools in the District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington DC in 2004; high school and elementary school principal at multiple school districts in eastern Pennsylvania; lecturer at Lehigh University's College of Education from 1996 to 2001; and adjunct professorship at Temple University from 1986 to 1994.

Dr. Baughn has also work with Chester Upland School District in many capacities throughout his school career. In addition to coaching basketball and cross-country, he also served as Dean of Students and as the 1998-1999 Interim Superintendent. Since 2008, he's been a member of the faculty at the National Institute of School Leadership where he is responsible for training principals and national school leaders. He joined the resident master faculty in 2015.


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