Principal: Tami A Motes
It is a honor to be a part of the school community in the Oxford Area School District. I come to you with 20 years of educational experience. After graduating from Temple University, my career began in middle school as a 6th grade teacher in the Upper Darby School District. After earning my Master's Degree from Saint Joseph's University in Educational Leadership, I became an Assistant Principal at Beverly Hills Middle School. My most recent experience has been at the Oxford Area High School as an Assistant Principal. I love spending time reading and doing outdoor activities with my husband and two children, Cooper and Peyton. I am excited to be working with middle school age students and look forward to a fantastic year creating strong students who are academically prepared for the high school.
Assistant Principal: Kristen Chastain
I am a graduate of West Chester Henderson High School, and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware. I worked at Downingtown Middle School before taking a few years off from teaching to begin a family. I joined the Oxford Area School District in 2008 serving as a sixth grade Special Education teacher, and later became a fifth grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher. In 2014, I obtained my Master’s in Education with a concentration in Principal Certification from Cabrini College. I was appointed Penn’s Grove School Assistant Principal in August of 2015.
I currently reside in Lincoln University with my husband and two children.
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Assistant Principal: Mark DeEmilio
Mr. DeEmilio is a graduate of Oxford Area High School. He received his undergraduate degree from West Chester University and his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Wilmington University. He began teaching in 2008 and has previously served as middle school Athletic Director in Delaware. In 2016 he came to Oxford Area School District as an elementary Health and Physical Education teacher. Mr. DeEmilio served as an elementary Assistant Principal for two years prior to being appointed the middle school Assistant Principal in 2019.
He lives in Oxford with his wife and two children.