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Citadel Heart of Learning Award

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Oxford Area High School English teacher Vanessa Kephart was named the Oxford Area School District winner of the 2020 Citadel Heart of Learning Award. Pictured from left are Chester County Intermediate Unit communications specialist A.J. Saraceno; Kimberly Vaughn-Stout, Market Manager for the Oxford Citadel branch; Mrs. Kephart, husband Jacob and children Owen and Penelope; and Oxford Area High School Principal James Canaday.

Oxford Area High School teacher Vanessa Kephart is the Oxford Area School District’s recipient of the 2020 Citadel Heart of Learning Award sponsored by Citadel Federal Credit Union and the Chester County Intermediate Unit.

The annual award recognizes the outstanding job Chester County’s teachers perform in educating and caring for our young people. In addition to the award, Mrs. Kephart received $500 for classroom use.

Mrs. Kephart is chair of the English department has been teaching at the high school since 2009. She currently teaches 10th grade Academic and 10th grade Honors English, as well as film studies and SAT prep.

Mrs. Kephart earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from West Chester University in 2008 and 2015. She and her husband Jacob live in the Garnet Valley area with their children Owen and Penelope.