College of Agriculture

Alyssa Schager

Assistant Professor and Student Teacher Coordinator

Personal Information

Alyssa is a native of the foothills of Amador County. She attended San Joaquin Delta Junior College prior to transferring to California State University, Chico. She was a member of the livestock judging teams at both colleges and ultimately honored as a member of the All American Livestock Judging Team. Alyssa obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree and teaching credentials from CSU, Chico; Masters of Education from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; and Doctor in Education from Liberty University.  

Dr. Schager’s teaching career consisted of teaching at Delta and Elk Grove High School. Her ten years of instructional involvement  at the secondary level enabled her to gain invaluable experiences in and outside the classroom. From supervising various Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects to serving as a FFA advisor for a 500-member FFA chapter to coaching state and national champion FFA Career Development Event (CDE) and Leadership Development (LDE) teams, Alyssa ardently shares her expertise with agricultural education students in the College of Agriculture. 

Alyssa is a member of California Agriculture Teacher’s Association (CATA), California Women for Agriculture (CWA), American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE), and North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). She was awarded the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Vocational Teacher of the Year, California Association FFA Star Advisor, and the College of Agriculture Faculty of the Year. 

Alyssa, her husband Wes, and their two sons live in Orland where they raise beef cattle and grow walnut trees. When away from the university and ranch, the Schager family can be found at a baseball diamond or cattle show.  


  • AGED 201: Introduction to Agricultural Education
  • AGED 321: Program Development in Agricultural Education
  • AGRI 380A: Agricultural Leadership
  • AGRI 380B: Leadership in the Workplace
Portrait of Alyssa Schager