The Blog of Randolph Academy

  • Randolph Academy adds Scott Winterburn to Board
    Randolph Academy has added Scott Winterburn to its Board of Education. Mr. Winterburn is the intake coordinator for New Directions Youth & Family Services, where he manages the transition for at-risk youth moving into its therapeutic residential facility adjacent to the Academy’s Randolph campus. He performs the same duties for New Direction’s Wyndham Lawn Residential Home, in Lockport, N.Y. Winterburn […]
  • Lea Anne Cali Retires After 22 Years of Board Service
    The conclusion of the 2022-23 academic year also marked the end of a remarkable run of board service by Lea Anne Cali, dating back to July 2001. Mrs. Cali’s career began in the late 1970s when she joined New Directions Youth and Family Services as a registered nurse within its residential program. She also served its mother-infant group home, its […]
  • Class of 2023 Accomplishes ‘No Small Feat’
    Randolph Academy, a 200-student, New York State Special Act school district which supports, empowers and educates children with emotional and mental health disabilities, celebrated its graduating seniors this week with ceremonies at its Randolph and Hamburg campuses. Dozens of family members, teachers, administrators, staff members, board members, classmates and friends applauded the 14 collective seniors who earned their diplomas. New […]
  • Fulfilling a Wonderful Legacy Through Music
    Marilyn Macrae never knew of Randolph Academy. She never knew any of its students, staff or alumni – and none of them knew her. In fact, she lived hundreds of miles away. Nonetheless, she will be long remembered here for her generosity, as well as her love of music and children. Marilyn lived in Cherry Hill, N.J., where she performed […]
  • Motivation Speaker Duncan Kirkwood shares inspiring messages with our students
    We were thrilled to welcome motivational speaker Duncan Kirkwood to our campuses yesterday. He is the Director of the Center for Resilience at Villa Maria College, a veteran, and a global resilience advocate. He works to empower young people, parents & communities with a mission of making sure everyone he comes across can become the best version of themselves and […]
  • Superintendent Cook Adds Ph.D. to Her Credentials
    Randolph Academy congratulates our very own Danielle Cook on receiving a doctoral degree on Dec. 6, from Gannon University! Superintendent Cook has completed the requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy degree, with a focus on Organizational Learning and Leadership. Dr. Cook’s dissertation – titled, “Challenges and Changes in the Role of Female Superintendents in Small Rural Schools,” is a subject […]