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Scott Alger, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Human Resources

My wife Ann and I have two sons, Ryne and Riley. Much of our time as a family is spent around a lake or in some other outdoor setting. We have two beautiful pointing dogs: Sackett, a Spinone Italiano, and Daisy, a Bracco Italiano.


Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Dissertation: Professional Development Programs as Sources of Policy Implementation: What does Minnesota Staff Development Policy Look Like in Action?

K-12 Principal Licensure Certificate, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Certificate of Staff DevelopmentUniversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Masters of Education in Teacher LeadershipUniversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Thesis: A Middle School Leadership Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN

Concentrations: Biology and Chemistry

Associate of Arts, Northland Community College, Thief River Falls, MN

Professional Experience

PrincipalOrono Intermediate School (Grades 3-5), Orono ISD 278, Long Lake, MN.

DirectorLearning Forward Minnesota, Board of Directors

Director of Teaching and LearningWatertown-Mayer ISD 111

ChairpersonDistrict Advisory Council. Watertown-Mayer ISD 111

PrincipalWatertown-Mayer Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Dean of StudentsWatertown-Mayer Middle School

Staff Development CoordinatorWatertown-Mayer ISD 111

Vice PresidentEducation Minnesota Watertown-Mayer

Performance Assessor, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Curriculum ConsultantNewton’s Apple. Twin Cities Public Television