The Blog of Randolph Academy

  • Randolph Academy discovers benefits of new partnerships with Criminal Justice interns
    Randolph Academy takes pride in sharing its expertise with anyone who is interested. Whether you work in a nearby district or one hundreds of miles away, we’re always happy to share our knowledge of Restorative Justice and teaching students with disabilities – and we especially welcome the chance to work with the next generation of educators and leaders. With two […]
  • Culturally Responsive Education Helps Teacher Find Historical Inspiration, Representation for Students
    “If you look good, you’ll feel good.” That phrase is heard often in Mrs. Rebecca Jaszka’s classroom. She places a deliberate focus on creating a positive self-image in her students, in addition to teaching her cosmetology coursework on our Hamburg Campus. This February, her barbering and cosmetology students have also been greeted each day by a beautiful, 3D artistic rendering […]
  • Randolph Academy Honors Two with ‘Golden Apple’ Awards
    Galante, Palcic recognized for outstanding professional contributions and achievements The Randolph Academy, which supports, empowers and educates children with emotional and mental health disabilities, has selected two outstanding staff members to receive its annual “Golden Apple” award. The honor, which recognizes an individual’s outstanding professional contribution and achievement, was given to Melissa Galante and Thomas Palcic recently by the two-campus […]
  • Randolph Academy Names Gray as New Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    23-year education veteran brings extensive teaching and administrative experience to role Randolph Academy, which supports, empowers and educates children with various emotional and mental health disabilities from its campuses in Randolph and Hamburg, N.Y., has appointed Theresa L. Gray as its new Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Ms. Gray joins Randolph Academy having most recently served as Assistant Superintendent of […]
  • Teachers ‘Weave’ Family’s Appreciation into Students’ Curriculum (See Ch. 2’s Story!)
    Rebecca and Greg Jaszka spent their first Christmas as parents in Oishei Children’s Hospital last year. Their seven-month-old daughter, Claire, had contracted the RSV virus, resulting in a nerve-wracking, 10-day stay, much of it in the ICU. “It was hard spending our first Christmas there, but the people at Children’s were just amazing,” says Rebecca. “Every day someone was standing […]
  • ROAD TRIP! The Importance of Learning Outside of the Classroom