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Buffalo Public Schools principal changes for 2014-15


UPDATE: The new, temporary principal for School 30 is Carlos Villarroel, NOT Demario Strickland, who remains an assistant principal there. Spreadsheet updated. Disregard prior spreadsheet reference to Strickland, whose status was incorrectly provided by the district.

A number of principal assignments are late in coming this year. Nine Buffalo public schools will see new principals, but only four of those schools currently have new, permanent principals assigned to them. Those schools include Harvey Austin Elementary, West Hertel Academy, International School 45 and D'Youville Porter Campus School. Four other schools, BEST School 6, Frank Sedita Academy, School 81, Burgard High School and Bennett High School will not have permanent principals until after the new school year starts.

Below is a link to the list of all the leadership changes, including acting principals serving in a temporary role. We hope to update the list as we receive more information on principal assignments.

Principal changes 2014-15


  • joe

    and they went without a fight, a lawsuit, the administrators union not beefing. they just did their job and went where they were told. WOW!!!!! the teachers could use a lesson from these people.

    • Left is Right, Right is Left

      Yeah, blame the teachers, buddy, because they do the exact same things principals do. You must live such a blissful life walking in ignorance and yet you comment on education. The irony is just too much to pass up on this one.

      • jerkwagon420

        Guy is a complete moron.

    • jerkwagon420

      You are amazed that Principals in Buffalo didn't stand up for themselves ? HA ha ha. Most of them are still hiding under their desks from Pamela Brown's goon/enforcer Mary Guinn like the cowards they were under Fosadele Oladele James Williams' goon/enforcer. You just showed your complete ignorance of how things work in Buffalo Schools, Schmoe.

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Denise Jewell Gee joined The Buffalo News in 2007 and currently covers education and suburban schools. She also writes a column for the City & Region section and previously covered government in Erie County and Niagara Falls. Gee graduated from Boston University with degrees in journalism and political science.

Tiffany Lankes joined The Buffalo News in 2013 and primarily covers the Buffalo Public Schools. She has written about education since 2003 at newspapers in Florida and New York. In 2008, she was a nominated finalist for The Pulitzer Prize. Lankes is an Amherst native and graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Syracuse University. She started her journalism career writing for the News' NeXt section.

Sandra Tan has been a cityside reporter for The Buffalo News since 2000 and currently covers the Buffalo Public Schools beat. She previously covered the Williamsville school district and was a full-time education reporter for five years prior to joining The News. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

Deidre Williams began working for The Buffalo News in 1999 and currently covers Buffalo Public Schools. She formerly was a suburban reporter on the Northtowns beat and has been a cityside reporter covering communities since 2004. Williams has a mass communications degree from Towson University.