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Oxford Area School District appoints new assistant principals

09/18/2013 04:18PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, Schools

At a special meeting on Aug. 29, the Oxford Area Board of School Directors approved the appointments of three assistant principals.

Tami Motes was named a 12- month assistant principal at Oxford Area High School with a start date to be determined. She joins the high school staff following the appointment of Jamie Canaday as Assistant Principal of Penn’s Grove Middle School.

A Parkesburg resident, Motes has served as Assistant Principal of Beverly Hills Middle School in the Upper Darby School District since 2007. Her responsibilities included supervising the school’s anti-bullying program and coordinating the Student Assistance Program, and she helped to implement the Response to Intervention and Instruction in the sixth grade curriculum.

Motes is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in early childhood/elementary education and earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from St. Joseph’s University.

Matthew Hovanec was named a 10-month assistant principal at Hopewell Elementary School with a start date to be determined. A Lititz resident, he has over 15 years’ experience as an elementary school teacher and administrator in the School District of Lancaster.

After serving one year as a long-term substitute teacher in grades two and three in the Solanco School District, Hovanec joined the School District of Lancaster in 1997, teaching grades two and three for three years and grades four and five for five years. He served as an instructional facilitator at George Ross Elementary School for one year before being named the school’s Dean of Students in 2006. Hovanec has been a primary and intermediate teacher at George Ross for the past two school years.

Hovanec is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in elementary education and mathematics and earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Widener University.

Lisa Yingst was named a 10-month assistant principal at Nottingham Elementary School with a start date to be determined. She joins Nottingham following the recent appointment of William Vogt as principal.

A resident of Annville, Pa., Yingst began her career in public education in the Northern Lebanon School District, serving as a teacher at Lickdale Elementary School from 1999 to 2004 and as principal of Fredericksburg Elementary School from 2004 to 2006. From 2009 to 2012 she was K-12 library media information specialist and technology coordinator for the Northern Potter School District.

Yingst comes to Oxford with a wide range of career experience. In addition to her work as an educator, she has been a safety and security coordinator and fitness & water instructor at Lebanon Valley College and an officer with the Annville Township Police Department.

Yingst served in the U.S. Army from 1987 to 1995 and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. She is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College with a degree in elementary education and psychology and earned a Master of Educational Administration from Temple University.

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