The Blog of Randolph Academy

  • 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 […]
  • Dedicated, 25-year Staffer Boron Receives Randolph Campus ‘Golden Apple’ Award
    Randolph Academy has named Dennis Boron its 2023 “Golden Apple” award Randolph campus recipient. The award recognizes an individual’s outstanding professional contribution and achievement. Superintendent Danielle Cook, Ph.D., presented the honor prior to the two-campus district’s Oct. 17 board meeting. Boron, who has served the Randolph campus for 25 years, joins Hamburg campus colleague Christopher Meckes, who received the honor […]
  • Culinary Instructor Meckes Receives Hamburg Campus ‘Golden Apple’ Award
    Randolph Academy has named Christopher Meckes as the Hamburg campus recipient of its 2023 “Golden Apple” Award. The honor recognizes an individual’s outstanding professional contribution and achievement and is given annually to a staff member at each campus. (Randolph’s winner will be announced at next month’s board of education meeting.) The award was presented to him by Superintendent Danielle Cook. […]
  • 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 […]