The Blog of Randolph Academy

  • Randolph Academy adds Garaas-Johnson as Director of Curriculum and Special Education
    Randolph Academy welcomes Dr. Kristin Garaas-Johnson as its new Director of Curriculum and Special Education. She joins our district having most recently served as Principal and Supervisor of the LoGuidice Educational Center at Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, where she had been since 2020. Among her duties, Dr. Garaas-Johnson will work collaboratively with the Administrative Team to ensure that proper program […]
  • Dr. Mary Pauly to Retire
    At the close of this year’s summer school session, Mary Pauly will retire as principal of Randolph Academy’s Randolph campus. Dr. Pauly joined Randolph Academy in 2017, initially serving as Interim Director of Curriculum. “I knew (then-Superintendent) Lori DeCarlo when I worked as Assistant Superintendent for Special Education for Buffalo Public Schools,” Dr. Pauly recalls. “We sent many kids to […]
  • Class of 2022 ‘Ready for the World’
    Randolph Academy celebrated its graduating seniors on June 23. Dozens of teachers, staff, administrators, board members, family members and classmates cheered on the 11 seniors who received their diplomas, including five at its Hamburg campus in an afternoon ceremony and six at its Randolph campus in the early evening. New York State Regents diplomas were awarded to all but one […]
  • Randolph Academy Celebrates Class of 2022 National Honor Society Inductees and Service Projects
    Ten students from Randolph Academy’s Randolph and Hamburg campuses have been named to the National Honor Society (NHS). The students were inducted during recent ceremonies that included families, teachers, administrators and invited guests. The new inductees include: Nathan Bardotz, a sophomore from West SenecaM.J. Breeze, a sophomore from KenmoreZachary Davidson, a junior from FredoniaAbigail Dorius, a junior from Mount SinaiCharles […]
  • Learning from Llamas
    This week our Randolph Campus’ seventh graders enjoyed an awesome field trip to Llama Adventures, in Arcade, N.Y. They learned about the history of llamas, including their sounds, why they spit, how they became domesticated, and how yarn is made from their unique wool. The staff even showed us how a spinning wheel works! Our kids then each got to […]
  • This Year’s National Mental Health Awareness Month is Especially Important
    May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and while mental health is at the core of our work with our students – and has been since we opened our doors back in 1985 – as we’ve all seen following the pandemic, it’s as formidable a concern as ever. We’ve all seen the statistics and media reports detailing the severe impact […]