The Blog of Randolph Academy

  • Superintendent DeCarlo to Retire from Randolph Academy
    Randolph Academy was established as a Special Act Public School District by the New York State Legislature in 1985 — the same year DeCarlo joined its staff as a teacher. She steadily became more involved in administrative work, and was eventually chosen to lead the district 20 years later. DeCarlo has since positioned the school as New York’s foremost expert […]
  • Randolph Academy Mourns the Loss of Board Member Gregory Hawk
    It is with deep sadness that we recognize the passing of Greg Hawk, an esteemed member of the Randolph Academy Board of Education, Sat., May 1, in Buffalo, after a courageous battle with cancer. At the same time, we acknowledge and celebrate his contributions to the Academy’s success. Greg joined the Board in 2018, and immediately provided valuable input, in […]
  • Buffalo Business First shares Randolph Academy’s Story
    Huge thanks to Buffalo Business First for helping to spread the word about Randolph Academy and our work with students struggling with emotional wellness. You can read their story here. We’re proud to be WNY’s leaders in Restorative Justice, an effective alternative to punishment-based discipline. It consistently results in better behaving students, lower rates of absenteeism, and a culture of mutual respect. Our […]
  • 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 […]
  • A Salute to Mrs. Rhoades
    Earlier this year, we had to say goodbye to one of our most treasured friends and colleagues, as she headed off to a well-earned retirement after an amazing 32 years of service. Janise Rhoades had been a fixture in our main office since 1997. Every student, teacher, staff member and frequent visitor quickly came to know and enjoy her. The […]
  • 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 […]