• Jon Downs
    Director of Educational Alternatives

    Jon Downs In the summer of 2008 Jon began his current role as the Director of Educational Alternatives. In this role Jon oversees the Delta Program, RIT, STRIDES, HEARTS, and the State College Virtual School. Jon has been with SCASD since November of 2005 where he began working as the counselor for the Career and Technical Center at State High.

    His prior professional experiences:
    • School counselor at Indian Valley High School in Mifflin County
    • South Hills School of Business & Technology

    Jon is currently the District 6 state representative for Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) programs. He is also active in facilitating communications for the National League of Democratic Schools.

    His education includes:
    • Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Florida
    • Ed.S. and M.Ed. in School Counseling from the University of Florida
    • B.S. in Sociology from the University of Buffalo
    Principal certification from The Pennsylvania State University.
    He an his wife have three children, Michael, Brody and Ellorie Grace. They enjoy spending time with family and friends.

    Dr. Downs can be reached:
    Phone: 814- 231-1002
    Email: jmd16@scasd.org
Last Modified on June 18, 2019