Lovejoy Discovery School
|Lovejoy Discovery School|
|161 Benzinger Street
|Vice principal||Carolyn SIngletary|
|Website||Lovejoy Discovery School|
Lovejoy Discovery School is located an elementary/middle school located in the East Lovejoy neighborhood in Buffalo, New York. It is located at 161 Benzinger Street and serves Grades PK through 8. The current principal is Maria Miller.
School 43 began as a small building constructed by Joseph Churchyard in 1880 on Gold Street. Known as "The Churchyard School", the school operated for two years until it was purchased by the City of Buffalo and converted into an annex for School 25. In 1883, a replacement for the Churchyard Skill was built on the corners of Gold and Lovejoy, and was operational until 1901 when the present building was constructed, which received an addition in 1925. In 1892, District 43 was created for all students in the Lovejoy area. In 1980, School 43 became known as "School 43 Academy." The building was renovated again during the 2007-2009 school years, during which time the faculty and student body were housed at School 40.
Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses
- Louis Knell–1892-1894 (unknown, named Principal of School 44)
- Frederick W. Fisher–1894-1934
- Raymond Smith
- Margaret Malone
- Alphonsus M. Ruggiero
- Ronald Romanowicz
- Barbara J. Marotto–?-1994 (Principal - Indian Park Academy, named Principal of Smallwood Drive Elementary School)
- John DiStephano–1994-2000 (Assistant Principal - Hamlin Park School, named Principal of North Park Middle Academy)
- Ruth B. Graesser–2000-2001 (Principal - Hillery Park Academy, retired)
- Dennis Welka–2001-2005 (Principal - Indian Park Academy, retired)
- Alvion Johnson–2005-2006 (Principal on Assignment - Buffalo Public Schools, placed on assignment at Harvey Austin School, retired)
- David Hills–2006-2011 (Director of Staff Development - Buffalo Public Schools, named Principal of Waterfront Elementary School)
- Colleen L. Carota–2011-2013 (Principal - BUILD Academy, retired)
Selected Former administrators
|1993-1994||Alfred Thompson||Barb Marotto|
|1994-1995||Alfred Thompson||John DiStephano|
|1995-1996||Alfred Thompson||John DiStephano||Tracey Singletary|
|1996-1997||Jim Harris||John DiStephano||Tracey Singletary|
|1997-1998||Jim Harris||John DiStephano||Larry Grisanti|
|1998-1999||Jim Harris||John DiStephano|
|1999-2000||Jim Harris||John DiStephano|
|2000-2001||Marion Canedo||Ruth Graesser|
|2001-2002||Marion Canedo||Dennis Welka||Greg Mott|
|2002-2003||Marion Canedo||Dennis Welka||Greg Mott|
|2003-2004||Marion Canedo||Dennis Welka||Greg Mott|
|2004-2005||Yvonne Hargrave*||Dennis Welka||Barry Ifedigbo|
|2005-2006||James Williams||Alvion Johnson|
|2006-2007||James Williams||David Hills|
|2007-2008||James Williams||David Hills|
|2008-2009||James Williams||David Hills|
|2009-2010||James Williams||David Hills||Tonya Chavers|
|2010-2011||James Williams||David Hills||Tonya Chavers|
|2011-2012||Amber Dixon*||Colleen Carota||Tonya Chavers|
|2012-2013||Pam Brown||Colleen Carota||Tonya Chavers|
|2013-2014||Pam Brown||Maria Miller||Tonya Chavers|
|2014-2015||Don Ogilive*||Maria Miller||Carolyn Singletary|
- Simon, P. (1994, July 14). Noted educator to head city school. The Buffalo News, p. A1.
- Campagna, D. (2000, July 13). Embattled School 3 Principal Transferred. The Buffalo News, p. B5.
- Board Approves Appointment Of 15 Principals. (2001, July 16). The Buffalo News, p. C3.
- Buffalo Public Schools (2005, June 22). Meeting of the Board of Education: Principal Transfers.
- Buffalo Public Schools (2005, July 13). Meeting of the Board of Education: Principal Transfers.
- Buffalo Public Schools (2006, August 23). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
- Buffalo Public Schools (2006, July 16). 'Meeting of the Board of Education: Principal Transfers.
- Buffalo Public Schools (2011, September 14). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.