Burgard Vocational High School

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Burgard Vocational High School
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Address
400 Kensington Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Kensington
Buffalo, Erie, New York 14214
United States
Coordinates 42°55′44.14″N 78°50′10.61″W / 42.9289278°N 78.8362806°W / 42.9289278; -78.8362806Coordinates: 42°55′44.14″N 78°50′10.61″W / 42.9289278°N 78.8362806°W / 42.9289278; -78.8362806
Information
Type Vocational school
Motto Humanity, Integrity, Scholarship
Status Focus School
School district Buffalo Public Schools
School number 301
Principal Charlene D. Watson
Assistant Principals Eric S. Johnson
Jamie L. St. John
Tracey L. Travis
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Blue and White          
Team name Bulldogs
Newspaper The Blueprint
Yearbook The Technician
Website

Burgard Vocational High School is a vocational high school located in Buffalo, New York, USA. It holds about 800 students from Grades 9 - 12 and teaches according to the Board of Regents. The current Principal is Ms. Charlene Watson, and the current Assistant Principals are Mr. Eric Johnson, Ms. Jamie St. John, and Mrs. Tracey J. Travis.[1]

History[edit]

The school was founded in 1910 as a combined printing class between Public School #5 and Public School #44 on Elm Street in Buffalo. In 1914, it became known as the Elm Technical School. A $1,000,000 construction project was begun to construct a new facility for the school, with the land being donated by Henry P. Burgard.[2]

In 2009, a renovation was completed on the school that expanded the main office and created new science and computer labs, technology shops, and renovation to the automobile shops. Locker rooms were also expanded.[3] While the school was being reconstructed, freshmen and sophomores were housed at School 171 on East Delavan Avenue.

Former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mr. William B. Kamprath–1931-1957[4] (Principal - Elm Vocational School, retired)
  • Mr. Joseph F. Crotty–1957-1970 (Vice Principal - Burgard Vocational High School, died)
  • Mr. J. Patrick Curry–1970-1984 (Vice Principal - Seneca Vocational High School, retired[5])
  • Mr. James F. Harmon–1984-1985 (Principal - McKinley Vocational High School, retired)
  • Mr. John J. Mattimore–1985-1989 (Principal - South Park High School, retired[6])
  • Mr. Rocco A. Lamparelli–1989-1990 (Supervising Principal - Buffalo Public Schools' Secondary Schools, retired)
  • Mr. Thomas P. Kopera–1990-2002[7] (Assistant Principal - Lafayette High School,[8] retired)
  • Mr. James J. Pautler–2002-2006[9] (Assistant Principal - Kensington High School, assigned to Buffalo Public Schools' Office of Shared Accountability[10])
  • Mr. Carlos J. Villarroel [interim]–2006-2007 (Vice Principal - Burgard High School,[11] named Assistant Principal of Frank A. Sedita Academy[10])
  • Mrs. Florence S. Krieter–2007-2010 (Interim Assistant Principal - Burgard High School,[10] assigned to Buffalo Schools' Department of School Turnarounds[12])
  • Ms. Genelle E. Morris-Adams–2010 [interim] (Director of Data Analysis - Buffalo Public Schools,[13] returned to District Office)
  • Mr. Brian M. Wiesinger–2010-2014 (Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction - Iroquois Central School District, named Headmaster of South Buffalo Charter School[14])
  • Ms. Elizabeth C. Crispin–2014-2015 [interim] (Assistant Principal - Burgard High School, returned to position)

Former assistant principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mr. Laverne H. Engel–1932-1937 (English teacher - Seneca Vocational High School, named Head of Related Subjects for Buffalo Public Schools)
  • Mr. Joseph M. Crotty[4]–1948-1957 (unknown, named Principal of Burgard Vocational High School)
  • Dr. William M. Sharp–1957-1962 (Vocational Counselor - Allderdice High School, retired)
  • Mr. Joseph T. Schmidle–1962-1964 (Teacher - Emerson Vocational High School, named Director of Manpower Development for Buffalo Public Schools Board of Education)
  • Mr. Archie Rouselle–1964-1972 (Carpentry teacher - McKinley Vocational High School, named Assistant Principal of Emerson Vocational High School)
  • Mr. Thomas W. Cosgrove [interim]–1969-1970 (Math teacher - Burgard High School, returned to teaching)
  • Mr. Salvatore J. Sedita–1972-1984 (Math teacher - Emerson Vocational High School, named Principal of Emerson Vocational High School)
  • Mr. Richard A. Maratto–1984-1985 (Assistant Principal - Brighton High School, named Principal of Kensington High School)
  • Mr. Alfred H. Rasp–1985-1987 (Assistant Principal - Riverside High School, named Assistant Principal of Kensington Prep)
  • Mr. Thomas Fiorella–1987-1989
  • Mr. Donald C. Brusky [interim]–1989-1990 (Physical Education teacher - Burgard High School, returned to position)
  • Mr. Thomas C. Aquino–1990-1992 (Deputy Youth Director - City of Buffalo,[8] named Supervisor of Personnel/Teacher Aides for Buffalo City Schools[15])
  • Mr. Leonard J. Carfley–1992-1993 (Automotive Mechanics teacher - Burgard Vocational High School, retired)
  • Mrs. Aloma D. Johnson–1993-1996 (Guidance Counselor - Burgard Vocational High School, named Acting Director of Magnet Programs for Buffalo Public Schools[16])
  • Mrs. Mary A. Craig–1996-2003 (English teacher - Buffalo Traditional School, named Assistant Principal of Grover Cleveland High School)
  • Mr. Carlos Villarroel[17]–2003-2006 (Assistant Principal - Grover Cleveland High School, named Interim Principal of Burgard High School[11])
  • Mrs. Denise E. Clarke–2003-2005[17] (ESL Teacher - Burgard High School,[18] named Acting Assistant Principal of Frederick Law Olmsted 64[19])
  • Mrs. Florence Schimert Krieter [interim]–2006-2007 (Program Coordinator - Burgard High School,[11] named Interim Principal of Burgard High School[10])
  • Mr. Bert L. Stevenson–2007-2008 (Assistant Principal - Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School, named Assistant Principal of Bennett High School[20][21])
  • Dr. Barbara J. Carson-Jones–2008-2010 (Vice Principal - Seneca Vocational High School,[20] retired[22])
  • Mrs. Lorenda D. Williams-Chisholm–2010-2013 (Guidance Counselor - Amherst Central High School, named Assistant Principal of Northtowns Academy[23])
  • Mr. Andre D. Thomas–2010-2013 (Social Studies teacher - Williamsville North High School, named Assistant Principal of Heim Middle School[24])
  • Ms. Lizzy Crispin–2013-2014 (Assistant Principal - Bennett High School, named Interim Principal of Burgard High School)
  • Mr. Robert R. Maulucci–2013-2014 (English teacher - Burgard High School, named Principal of South Buffalo Charter School)
  • Mr. Peter A. Hazzan [interim]–2014-2015 (Director of School Leadership - Buffalo Public Schools, terminated)
  • Ms. Lizzy Crispin–2015 (Interim Principal - Burgard High School, named Assistant Principal of Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy)
  • Mr. Jason B. Madden–2015-2016 (Assistant Principal - Riverside Institute of Technology, named APPR Specialist of Buffalo Public Schools)

Former administrators[edit]

School 171, where Burgard underclassmen were housed to 2007-2009
Year Superintendent Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal
1931-1932 Earnest Hartwell Bill Kamprath Laverne Engel
1932-1933 Earnest Hartwell Bill Kamprath Laverne Engel
1933-1934 Earnest Hartwell Bill Kamprath Laverne Engel
1934-1932 Earnest Hartwell Bill Kamprath Laverne Engel
1935-1936 Robert Pabst Bill Kamprath Laverne Engel
1936-1937 Robert Pabst Bill Kamprath Laverne Engel
1937-1938 Robert Pabst Bill Kamprath
1938-1939 Robert Pabst Bill Kamprath
1939-1940 Robert Pabst Bill Kamprath
1940-1941 Robert Pabst Bill Kamprath
1941-1942 Robert Pabst Bill Kamprath
1942-1943 Robert Pabst Bill Kamprath
1943-1944 Robert Pabst Bill Kamprath
1944-1945 Robert Pabst Bill Kamprath
1945-1946 Robert Pabst Bill Kamprath
1946-1947 Robert Pabst Bill Kamprath
1947-1948 Robert Pabst Bill Kamprath Joe Crotty
1948-1949 Robert Pabst Bill Kamprath Joe Crotty
1949-1950 Robert Pabst Bill Kamprath Joe Crotty
1950-1951 Ben Willis Bill Kamprath Joe Crotty
1951-1952 Ben Willis Bill Kamprath Joe Crotty
1952-1953 Ben Willis Bill Kamprath Joe Crotty
1953-1954 Parmer Ewing Bill Kamprath Joe Crotty
1953-1954 Parmer Ewing Bill Kamprath Joe Crotty
1954-1955 Parmer Ewing Bill Kamprath Joe Crotty
1955-1956 Parmer Ewing Bill Kamprath Joe Crotty
1956-1957 Parmer Ewing Bill Kamprath Joe Crotty
1957-1958 Joseph Mench Joe Crotty Bill Sharp
1958-1959 Joseph Mench Joe Crotty Bill Sharp
1959-1960 Joseph Mench Joe Crotty Bill Sharp
1960-1961 Joseph Mench Joe Crotty Bill Sharp
1961-1962 Joseph Mench Joe Crotty Bill Sharp
1962-1963 Joseph Mench Joe Crotty Joe Schmidle
1963-1964 Joseph Mench Joe Crotty Joe Schmidle
1964-1965 Joseph Mench Joe Crotty Archie Rouselle
1965-1966 Joseph Mench Joe Crotty Archie Rouselle
1966-1967 Joseph Mench Joe Crotty Archie Rouselle
1967-1968 Joseph Mench Joe Crotty Archie Rouselle
1968-1969 Joseph Mench Joe Crotty Archie Rouselle
1969-1970 Joseph Mench Joe Crotty Archie Rouselle Tom Cosgrove
1970-1971 Joseph Mench Pat Curry Archie Rouselle
1971-1972 Joseph Mench Pat Curry Archie Rouselle
1972-1973 Joseph Mench Pat Curry Sal Sedita
1973-1974 Joseph Mench Pat Curry Sal Sedita
1974-1975 Joseph Mench Pat Curry Sal Sedita
1975-1976 Eugene Reville Pat Curry Sal Sedita
1976-1977 Eugene Reville Pat Curry Sal Sedita
1977-1978 Eugene Reville Pat Curry Sal Sedita
1978-1979 Eugene Reville Pat Curry Sal Sedita
1979-1980 Eugene Reville Pat Curry Sal Sedita
1980-1981 Eugene Reville Pat Curry Sal Sedita
1981-1982 Eugene Reville Pat Curry Sal Sedita
1982-1983 Eugene Reville Pat Curry Sal Sedita
1983-1984 Eugene Reville Pat Curry Sal Sedita
1984-1985 Eugene Reville Jim Harmon Al Rasp
1985-1986 Eugene Reville John Mattimore Al Rasp
1986-1987 Eugene Reville John Mattimore Al Rasp
1987-1988 Eugene Reville John Mattimore Tom Fiorella
1988-1989 Eugene Reville John Mattimore Tom Fiorella
1989-1990 Eugene Reville Rocco Lamparelli Don Brusky*
1990-1991 Alfred Thompson Tom Kopera Tom Aquino
1991-1992 Albert Thompson Tom Kopera Tom Aquino
1992-1993 Albert Thompson Tom Kopera Leo Carfley
1993-1994 Albert Thompson Tom Kopera Aloma Johnson
1994-1995 Albert Thompson Tom Kopera Aloma Johnson
1995-1996 Albert Thompson Tom Kopera Aloma Johnson
1996-1997 Jim Harris Tom Kopera Mary Craig
1997-1998 Jim Harris Tom Kopera Mary Craig
1998-1999 Jim Harris Tom Kopera Mary Craig
1999-2000 Jim Harris Tom Kopera Mary Craig
2000-2001 Marion Canedo Tom Kopera Mary Craig
2001-2002 Marion Canedo Tom Kopera Mary Craig
2002-2003 Marion Canedo Jim Pautler Mary Craig
2003-2004 Marion Canedo Jim Pautler Carlos Villarroel Denise Clarke*
2004-2005 Yvonne Hargrave Jim Pautler Carlos Villarroel Denise Clarke
2005-2006 James Williams Jim Pautler Carlos Villarroel
2006-2007 James Williams Carlos Villarroel* Florence Krieter*
2007-2008 James Williams Florence Krieter Bert Stevenson
2008-2009 James Williams Florence Krieter Barbara Jones
2009-2010 James Williams Florence Krieter Barbara Jones
2010-2011 James Williams Morris*/Wiesinger Lorenda Williams Andre Thomas
2011-2012 Amber Dixon* Brian Wiesinger Lorenda Williams Andre Thomas
2012-2013 Pam Brown Brian Wiesinger Lorenda Williams Andre Thomas
2013-2014 Pam Brown Brian Wiesinger Bob Maulucci Lizzy Crispin
2014-2015 Don Ogilvie* Lizzy Crispin* Jamie St. John* Peter Hazzan*
2015-2016 Kriner Cash Charlene Watson Jamie St. John Jason Madden Tracey Travis
2016-2017 Kriner Cash Charlene Watson Jamie St. John Eric Johnson Tracey Travis
2017-2018 Kriner Cash Charlene Watson Jamie St. John Eric Johnson Tracey Travis

*Denotes interim appointment

Academics[edit]

Burgard offers Regents level courses as required by New York State. Burgard's curriculum includes a career and technical component in classes such as Automotive Repair Technology, Virtual Enterprise, Welding, Computer-aided design (CAD) & CAM Robotics, and Building Management.[25]

Bell Schedule[edit]

Period Begin End
Homeroom 8:00 8:15
Period 1 8:19 9:02
Period 2 9:06 9:49
Period 3 9:53 10:36
Lunch 4 10:40 11:10
Period 4/5 10:40 11:23
Period 5/6 11:14 11:57
Lunch 6 11:27 11:57
Period 6/7 11:27 12:10
Period 7/8 12:01 12:44
Lunch 8 12:14 12:44
Period 9 12:48 1:31
Period 10 1:35 2:18
Period 11 2:22 3:05
Dismissal 3:05 3:10

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buffalo Public Schools. Retrieved October 11, 2015, from Burgard Public Schools: Burgard High School 301
  2. ^ LaChiusa, C. Burgard Vocational HS Retrieved September 19, 2010, from Buffalo Architectural History.
  3. ^ Ramtech Engineers. (Ramtech Engineers - Projects - Buffalo Public Schools - Burgard High School. Burgard High School Retrieved September 9, 2010, from Ramtech Engineers:
  4. ^ a b "Truck and Bus". (2006, August 14). Retrieved September 19, 2010, from Karl R. Joser Photos: Burgard High School Photo
  5. ^ J. PATRICK CURRY, RETIRED BURGARD PRINCIPAL. (1994, December 29). The Buffalo News.
  6. ^ John J. Mattimore, Principal in Buffalo schools . (2011, May 2). The Buffalo News
  7. ^ Mills, R. P. (2002). The New York State School Report Card for Burgard Vocational High School in Buffalo City School District. Albany: New York State Department Of Education.
  8. ^ a b Hammersley, M. (1990, August 2). School chief details proposed staff changes. The Buffalo News, p. SPLIT.
  9. ^ Mills, R. P. (2006). New York State School Report Card Comprehensive Information Report. Albany: New York State Department Of Education.
  10. ^ a b c d Buffalo Public Schools (2007, February 14). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments[permanent dead link].
  11. ^ a b c Buffalo Public Schools (2006, December 6). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments[permanent dead link].
  12. ^ Pasiack, M. B. (2010, November 12). Principals shifted to positions on central staff. The Buffalo News .
  13. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2010, December 1). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments[permanent dead link].
  14. ^ Tan, S. (2014, August 1). Principal of Burgard High School resigning. The Buffalo News.
  15. ^ Hammersley, M. (1992, February 27). School board cuts election cost. The Buffalo News, p. TRK.
  16. ^ Aloma D. Johnson , retired educator - May 23, 1942 -- May 26, 2006. (2006, May 28). The Buffalo News, p. B6.
  17. ^ a b Buffalo Public Schools. (n.d.). Retrieved September 9, 2010, from Buffalo Public Schools: Buffalo Public Schools - Burgard.
  18. ^ Herod-Zak, R. (2005). 09-14-05 Administrative Board Changes - Special Meeting. Board of Education Special Meeting September 14, 2005 (p. 1). Buffalo: Buffalo Public Schools.
  19. ^ Herod-Zak, R. (2005). 09-28-05 Administrative Board Changes. Board of Education Special Meeting September 28, 2005 (p. 1). Buffalo: Buffalo Public Schools.
  20. ^ a b Sommer, M. (2008, August 14). 32 administrative changes approved. The Buffalo News.
  21. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2008, August 13). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments[permanent dead link].
  22. ^ http://notes2.buffalo.k12.ny.us/doc/BoardMee.nsf/bf25ab0f47ba5dd785256499006b15a4/87a4c513cc2119a38525775b0052b1fd/$FILE/07%2007%2010.S.ADM.xls
  23. ^ Creating a culture for success. (2013, August 13). Retrieved from http://www.e1b.org/StudentsofAllAges/AlternativeEducation.aspx?ArticleId=172
  24. ^ New assistant principal named at heim middle. (2013, August 28). The Buffalo News. Retrieved from http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/schools/new-assistant-principal-named-at-heim-middle-20130828
  25. ^ Burgard virtual tour. (2009). [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.buffaloschools.org//videos.cfm?vID=2043

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