The Blog of Randolph Academy

  • Dr. Lynn Fusco Joins Randolph Academy Board
    Randolph Academy has added Dr. Lynn Marie Fusco to its board. Dr. Fusco was superintendent and CEO of Erie-1 BOCES, where she served from 2015 until her retirement in 2022. Prior to BOCES, she served as superintendent of Alden Central School District for seven years, followed by three years with the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District. Her administrative experience also […]
  • Vanderzyden Prepares to Cap Career After 30 Years
    Sue Vanderzyden walked into an interview in 1993 with hesitation. “I honestly had never heard of this place!” she laughs. “And on paper, the position didn’t really excite me, but I knew I didn’t want a traditional Guidance counselor job.” She had just returned to the Chautauqua region because her fiancé had landed a job in nearby Cassadaga. As a […]
  • Korzeniewski Named Randolph Campus Principal
    Randolph Academy has chosen Sarah Korzeniewski as its new Randolph campus principal. She begins in her new role today. Mrs. Korzeniewski comes to the district from the Fredonia Central School District, where she has served in various roles since 2010. Most recently, she has been a Spanish and elementary teacher. She has also been the district’s grade 8 instructional team […]
  • Sande to Depart After Nearly Five Decades of Service
    When this year’s seniors don their caps and gowns to mark the end of their Randolph Academy journey, they will be joined by Brad Sande – a fixture within our district for almost a half century. Sande has decided to retire from our board of education at the end of the academic year. Between his career with New Directions and […]
  • Hamburg Team Welcomes New Counselor, Welcomes Back Teacher’s Aide
    Our Hamburg campus recently had two staffers join its ranks, although one of them is a familiar face! Kylee McLaughlin (left, above) joined the team as a school counselor, fulfilling a career goal that was years in the making – even if she didn’t know it at first. Kylee was always close with her own high school counselor in her […]
  • School Counselor Provides ‘Ray’ of Sunshine for 30 Years
    Growing up, Sylvia Ray had a wonderful life. She lived in the small town of Sinclairville, N.Y., where she swam, skied and rode her horse. Her father – a former World War II pilot and prisoner of war – ran an animal feed and hardware business, moonlighting as the town’s mayor for several terms. Her mother was a nurse who […]