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About the Buildings and Grounds Director

Mr. Jeff Schrader

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I was born and raised in Sayre, PA and graduated from Sayre Area High School in 1987. I worked for one year then enlisted in the US Air Force in 1988. I attended basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas.

After basic training, I entered the refrigeration and air conditioning journeyman course at Shepard AFB in Wichita Falls, Texas. Upon completing my technical school training, I was stationed at Eielson AFB in Fairbanks, Alaska as a HVAC/R technician, until 1992.

At that time, I was transferred to Falcon AFB in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where I served until March 1994, as a boiler and chiller operator. I was honorably discharged and accepted the Supervisor of Trades position at Elmira College. I spent six years in that position before accepting the Director of Buildings and Grounds position at Athens Area School District in September 1999.

I am an avid Dallas Cowboys, Penn State football and whoever is playing the Philadelphia Eagles fan.

My certifications and memberships include:
Universal Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification from Ferris State University
Certified Swimming Pool and Spa Operator
PA Department of Agriculture Certified Public Pesticide Applicator in Categories: Core, #23 and #24
PA Department of Environmental Protection Certified Drinking Water Operator 
Member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials
Member of the Susquehanna Valley of School Plant Managers
Building Operator Certification One through the Pennsylvania College of Technology
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