Bennett Park Montessori

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Bennett Park Montessori
342 Clinton Street
Lower East Side
Buffalo, New York, Erie, 14204
United States
Coordinates 42°53′01″N 78°51′43″W / 42.8837°N 78.8619°W / 42.8837; -78.8619Coordinates: 42°53′01″N 78°51′43″W / 42.8837°N 78.8619°W / 42.8837; -78.8619
Status Focus School
School number 32
Principal Pauletta Stines
Assistant principals Marianna Cecchini
Diane Sauer
Grades 3Y-8

Bennett Park Montessori is an elementary school in Buffalo, New York. It is located at 342 Clinton Street and serves students age 3 through Grade 8. The current principal is Pauletta Stines, and the current assistant principals are Marianna Cecchini and Diane Sauer.


School 78

Bennett Park is a school that teaches to the Montessori philosophy of education. It was one of two Montessori schools in the city, with the other being located at P.S. 78 at Olympic Avenue. The two schools merged in 2006, after which Bennett Park was housed at School 78 during its reconstruction project. P.S. 32 reopened in 2010.

Selected former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • C. Marjorie Duly–?-1958 (Assistant Principal - School 52, named Principal of School 4)
  • Janet Dombkowski–?-2003 (unknown, retired[1])
  • Stephanie Gregoire–2003-2004 (Supervisor of Elementary Education - Buffalo Public Schools,[2] retired[3])
  • Judith Fix–2004-2010 (Supervisor of Curriculum - Buffalo Public Schools,[4] retired[5])

Selected former assistant principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Josephine Cross–?-2003 (unknown, retired[1])
  • Christine Weyer–?-2004 (unknown, retired[6])
  • Diane Sauer–2004-2007 (Teacher - Bennett Park Montessori,[7] named Assistant Principal of Montessori School 78[8])
  • Pauletta Stines–2007[9]-2010 (unknown, named Principal of Bennett Park Montessori[5])


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