College of Agriculture

Alyssa Schager

Assistant Professor

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 in 2001. Alyssa obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree and teaching credentials from CSU, Chico in 2003 and her Masters of Education from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2005.

Her teaching career consisted of teaching at Delta and Elk Grove High School. Her ten years of instructional involvement 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 is excited share her expertise with agricultural education students in the College of Agriculture.

Awarded the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Vocational Teacher of the Year in 2008 and California Association FFA Star Advisor in 2011, Alyssa is equipped with a resume that matches her passion for agriculture and care for students. After lecturing at Chico State for seven years, Alyssa completed her doctoral degree in education Liberty University in 2021 and accepted a tenure-track position in agricultural education. 

Alyssa, her husband Wes, and their two sons live in Orland where they also raise beef cattle and grow walnut trees. Alyssa is a member of California Agriculture Teacher’s Association (CATA) and California Women for Agriculture (CWA).


  • AGED 201: Introduction to Agricultural Education
  • AGED 321: Program Development in Agricultural Education
  • AGRI 380 A & B: Agricultural Leadership Courses
  • ABUS, AGRI, AGET, ANSC,PSSC 389: College of Agriculture Internship Courses
Portrait of Alyssa Schager