Canastota native Jeff Alger named new SCS Assistant
Feb. 15, the Schoharie Board of Education unanimously approved the
appointment of Jeff Alger as the district’s new high school assistant
principal and athletic director. Alger began his work with the district
on Feb. 19, filling a vacancy created when Jamie Rockhill accepted a
position with another school district.
Alger brings a wealth of teaching, coaching and administrative
experience to Schoharie Central Schools. Prior to his appointment at
SCS, Alger taught elementary physical education in the Rome City and
Webster Central school districts. He also served as athletic/physical
education director for the Waterloo School District.
Alger has a bachelor of science in education/physical education from
SUNY Cortland, a master of science in education from Nazareth College and a certificate of administrative studies from SUNY Cortland. He is
certified as a school district leader, has an initial certificate as a
school building leader and holds permanent certification in physical
education from New York state.
Alger is very active in fund raising in support of athletic, and health
and fitness programs.
“I place a large emphasis on character education,” said Alger. “I was
impressed to learn that the student athletes in the district have
received the New York State Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award for
the past three years. This says a lot to me about the school district’s
culture and is something I hope to expand upon and inspire in the larger
Schoharie school community.”