Please join us in congratulating Mr. Andrew Crowe as the Interim Managing Director of Oxford Preparatory Academy. Mr. Crowe will shift from his role as Chancellor of our OPA-Chino Valley campus to continue helping our schools in this new role while a search is conducted to fill the position. During this time, Co-Deans Mrs. Cyndi Valenta and Mr. Garrett Bridges will continue oversight of our Chino Valley campus.
Prior to joining Oxford Preparatory Academy, Mr. Crowe was born and raised in Akron, OH. He attended the University of Notre Dame, majoring in psychology and working at the Boys and Girls Club. He joined Teach For America upon graduation, teaching high school mathematics at West Philadelphia High School. He also received his Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Crowe traveled to Hawaii after his Teach For America commitment, working to support six schools as a Math Curriculum Specialist.
Eager to join the charter school movement, Mr. Crowe moved to Los Angeles to serve as a founding member of Alliance Health Services Academy High School. In his four years there, he transitioned from math teacher to Director of Instruction and finally Assistant Principal. Mr. Crowe served as Principal of KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy in San Diego before joining the Oxford family three years ago with his most two recent years as Chancellor of OPA-Chino Valley.