Rich Steger takes on the position of Interim Director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics for Valley Central. Steger was appointed to the position at the December 7, 2020, Board of Education meeting.
The position was previously filled by William Miller, who has taken on the position of Interim Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. Since taking that position, Miller was also running the Athletic Director’s office.
“Even though the pandemic has delayed the beginning of sports, there is still a lot of work to do in the Athletic Director position. Both positions deserve full attention and I am pleased that Rich Steger will now serve the District in the AD position. He has a great skill set for that role,” commented Bill Miller.
Steger has worked as a physical education teacher since 1993. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland, a Master’s degree in Special Education from Mount Saint Mary and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Administration from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Steger has worked in three of the elementary schools as a physical education teacher. Steger also taught both physical education and health at the secondary level in the summer school and evening high school program. Steger has been an advocate for student wellness throughout his career as a teacher and is well-known throughout the district from his long-time leadership role with the teachers, secretaries, and paraprofessionals’ union.
“I’m excited to take on the role of Athletic Director for VC. I know that VC has a stellar program as both of my daughters participated in Athletics at VC and I was able to see firsthand how valuable those experiences are for our students. The entire program is strong because of the dedicated work of both previous Athletic Directors, Bill Miller, and Mike Bellarosa, and I look forward to continuing to move VC forward in Athletics, Physical Education, and Health,” said Rich Steger.