Principal: James A. Canaday
Mr. Canaday is a proud 1994 graduate of Oxford Area High School.
In 1998, he began his educational career as a middle school social studies teacher in the Penn Manor School District. In 2006, he was hired as an administrator by Oxford Area School District. From 2006-2013, he served as an assistant principal at Oxford Area High School. He served in the same capacity at Penn’s Grove School from 2013-2015. Mr. Canaday was appointed Penn’s Grove School principal in July of 2015. In July of 2016, he was named principal of Oxford Area High School.
Mr. Canaday resides in the Oxford community with his wife and four children.
Assistant Principal: Matthew M. Hovanec
Mr. Hovanec is a graduate of Butler Area School District and Shippensburg University. He obtained a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Widener University. He began his educational career as an elementary teacher in Solanco School District and continued to serve as an elementary teacher and dean of students in the School District of Lancaster. In 2013, Mr. Hovanec was hired as an adminstrator in the Oxford Area School District. From 2013 - 2015, he served as an assistant principal at Hopewell Elementary. He served in the same capacity at Nottingham Elementary from 2015 -2016. In July of 2016, he was named assistant principal of Oxford Area High School.
Mr. Hovanec and his family reside in Lititz, Pennsylvania.
Assistant Principal: Dana Douglas
Ms. Douglas is a graduate of Morgan City High School and Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana. She obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton. She began her career as an elementary teacher in Louisiana and continued as an elementary teacher in Hampton, Virginia. While in Hampton, Ms. Douglas transitioned to teaching in middle school. Her middle school career continued in Oxford at Penn’s Grove beginning in 2001 where she taught 7th and 8th grade language arts and math. In August 2016 Ms. Douglas was named assistant principal of Oxford Area High School.
Ms. Douglas resides in Oxford. Her son serves in the United States Army, and her daughter is a 9th grade math teacher in Mississippi.
Dean of Students: Andrew Wendle
Mr. Wendle is a graduate of Avon Grove High School and Villanova University. He received his masters in Educational Leadership from Wilmington University. He began his educational career working as a counselor at the Glen Mills Schools, and began teaching middle and high school social studies at Caravel Academy in 2010. In 2012 he came to Oxford as a high school social studies teacher, where he went on to coach the high school baseball and middle school wrestling team. In August 2016 he was named Dean of Students at Oxford Area High School. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at Cecil College, and holds a leadership position at ESF camps in Bryn Mawr, PA.
He lives in New London with his wife and four children.