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Mr. Algeo

 

 

Greetings and welcome to 8-2 World History! I am your teacher, Mr. Algeo. I’m blessed to begin my 32nd year teaching and coaching for the Pottsgrove School District! While I don’t expect everyone to share my passion for history, I love it, and hopefully, together, we can gain a much deeper understanding of our world and it’s history.

Other than teaching history, I love coaching football and basketball. I come from a large family, six sisters and two brothers! All but one of my siblings has coached at the high school level (football, basketball, or lacrosse). My mother and father both passed away this year. Their loss is painful, but I believe they are reunited and for that, I am very grateful. My mother was a strong, beautiful, and intelligent woman. She and my father raised nine children. I can't thank them enough for their guidance. My father was the head football coach at Lansdale Catholic High School from 1968 – 2011. He was 75 years old when he retired from teaching and coaching. I probably won’t teach and coach for that long, but I am proud to be apart of nine PAC-10 championships and three District 1 championship teams for Pottsgrove Football (and I have added another PAC championship since then!)

I am lucky to be married for 32 years. My wife is an occupational therapist who does incredible work helping people with disabilities adapt and live their best life. I have four children. My eldest, Shannon, a sports psychologist, is the Head Coach for the Women’s Lacrosse team at Gwynedd-Mercy University (my alma mater!). She and her awesome husband Pete are expecting their first child very soon!!!. My son, Sean, is in his fourth year teaching... (wait for it)... History! My 3rd child, Anna, graduated from Neumann College in just 3 1/2 years! She played on the Women's Soccer team throughout her entire college career. Where she battled numerous reconstructive knee surgeries. She will not be bowed! And my youngest, Sarah, is in 12th grade at RA and she never stops dancing! They are also starting the year with Virtual Learning. Hopefully, she will be performing in two separate Nutcracker presentations this year, one with her school and one with her dance studio.

While I wish we were back in the school to start the year, I'm going to do my best to provide you with the best educational experience I can. I firmly believe we will be back to school at some point this year. But, no matter where we are, we all need to try our best.

I am looking forward to a great year with you. I strongly urge you to take advantage of the educational and extra-curricular activities that our district provides for you. See you soon!

Sincerely,

Mr. Algeo