Phone: 610 326 - 8243 Ext. 2208
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Greetings and welcome to 8-2 World History! I am your teacher, Mr. Algeo. I’m blessed to begin my 31st 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 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.
I am lucky to be married for 31 years. My wife is an occupational therapist who does incredible work in helping people with disabilities adapt and lead a more normal 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 was recently married to her awesome husband Pete. My son, Sean, is in his third year teaching... (wait for it)... History! My 3rd child, Anna, is in her senior year at Neumann College while recovering from major reconstructive knee surgery…Ouch! She is on the Women’s Soccer team and is studying Physical Therapy, and she will graduate this December! And my youngest, Sarah, is in 11th grade at RA and she never stops dancing! She will be performing in two separate Nutcracker presentations this year, one with her school and one with her dance studio.
So that’s a little bit about me and my history. 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.