Cheektowaga Central School District

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Cheektowaga Central School District
Location
Cheektowaga, New York
Erie County
 United States
District information
Grades K-12
Superintendent Mary Morris
Schools 4
Students and staff
Athletic conference Section VI
District mascot Warriors
Other information
Website Cheektowaga Central School District

Cheektowaga Central Free School District is a school district in Cheektowaga, New York, United States. The current superintendent is Ms. Mary Morris.

The district operates four schools: Cheektowaga High School, Cheektowaga Middle School, Union East Elementary School, and Pine Hill Educational Center.

Administration[edit]

The District offices are located 3600 Union Road in Cheektowaga. The current Superintendent is Ms, Mary Morris.

Current Administrators[edit]

  • Ms. Mary Morris–Superintendent
  • Ms. Christine Ljungberg–Assistant Superintendent
  • Ms. Cheryl Buggs–Director of Human Resources
  • Mrs. Gretchen A. Sukdolak–Director of Pupil Services
  • Dr. Jocelyn Massaro–CPSE Chairperson
  • Mrs. Maureen George–Director of Learning
  • Mr. Ronald LaVere–District Coordinator of Technology
  • Mr. Brian Hickson–Director of Athletics
  • Mr. Bruce Vona–Director Transportation/Buildings and Grounds

District history[edit]

The town of Cheektowaga had many multiple districts. In 1956, five districts (Union, Losson, Pine Hill, Alexander, and Cayuga) merged to form the new Cheektowaga Central School District.[1]

Former Superintendents[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Dr. Earl J. Boggan–1956-1969 (Principal - Pine Hill High School, retired, named Coordinator of Secondary Education of D'Youville College[2])
  • Dr. Omer Renfrow–1969-1976 (Principal - Thornton Township High School, retired)
  • Dr. Andrew P. Mulligan[3]–1976-1987 (unknown, retired)
  • Dr. Leslie B. Lewis–1987-2003 (Principal - Cheektowaga Junior/Senior High School, retired[4])
  • Mrs. Delia Bonenberger–2003-2010 (Assistant Superintendent - Cheektowaga Central School District,[4] retired)
  • Mr. Dennis M. Kane–2010-2016 (Assistant Superintendent - Cheektowaga Central School District, retired)

Cheektowaga Central High School[edit]

Cheektowaga High School
CheektowagaHigh.JPG
Address
3600 Union Road
Cheektowaga, New York, Erie 14225
Information
Principal Scott R. Zipp
Asst. Principal Michael P. Fatta
Dean of Students Brian J. Hickson
Grades 9-12
Yearbook Centorial
Website

Cheektowaga Central High School is located at 3600 Union Road and serves grades 9 through 12. The current principal is Mr. Scott Zipp and the current assistant principal is Mr. Michael Fatta.

History[edit]

The first secondary school in Cheektowaga was Pine Hill High School, erected in 1921 at 1635 East Delavan Avenue. This school operated for forty years before the current Cheektowaga Central High School was constructed and opened in 1960. The high school housed grades 7-12 before the opening of Central Middle School in 1989 in an adjacent wing of the high school.

Former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mr. Charles S. Allgeier–1960-1969 (Vice Principal - Depew High School, retired)
  • Ms. Bertha K. Dauer–1969-1977 (Vice Principal - Cheektowaga Junior/Senior High School, retired[3])
  • Dr. Leslie Lewis–1977-1987 (Vice Principal - Cheektowaga Junior/Senior High School, named Superintendent of Cheektowaga Central School District[5])
  • Mr. Robert C. D'Angelo–1987-1989 (Assistant Principal - Royalton-Hartland High School, named Assistant Principal of Pembroke Junior/Senior High School)
  • Mr. James G. Christmann–1989-1993 (Assistant Principal - Kensington High School, named Principal of Pine Hill Middle School)
  • Mr. George W. Radka–1993-2000 (Principal - Cheektowaga Middle School, retired[6])
  • Mr. Steven L. Wright–2000-2007 (Vice Principal - Cheektowaga Junior/Senior High School,[6] named Director of Pupil Personnel Services for Cheektowaga Central Schools[7])
  • Mrs. Susan L. Cain–2007-2014 (Assistant Principal - Cheektowaga Central High School, retired[8])

Former assistant principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Ms. Bertha Dauer–1960-1969 (Secondary Supervisor - Pine Hill High School, named Principal of Cheektowaga Junior/Senior High School)
  • Mr. Jack P. Beck–1969-1970
  • Mr. H. Kenneth Salenger–1970-1974 (unknown, named Principal of New Paltz High School)
  • Dr. Leslie Lewis–1974-1977 (Chemistry teacher - New York City Schools, named Principal of Cheektowaga Junior/Senior High School)
  • Mr. Joseph T. McCarthy–1974-1987 (Dean of Students - Cheektowaga Junior/Senior High School, retired)
  • Mrs. Christine A. Malarkey–1987-1998 (unknown, named Pupil Services Director of Cheektowaga Central Schools)
  • Mr. Steven Wright–1998-2000 (Math teacher - Cheektowaga Junior/Senior High School, named Principal of Cheektowaga Junior/Senior High School)
  • Mrs. Gretchen Sukdolak–2000-2005 (Art teacher - Pembroke Junior/Senior High School, named Assistant Principal of Union East Elementary School)
  • Mrs. Susan Cain–2005-2007 (Assistant Principal - Union East Elementary School,[8] named Principal of Cheektowaga High School[7])
  • Mr. Micah Hanford–2008-2009 (Math teacher - Niagara Falls High School, named Assistant Principal of Cheektowaga Middle School)
  • Mr. Scott Zipp–2009-2014 (Biology teacher on Special Assignment - Cheektowaga High School, named Principal of Cheektowaga High School)

Cheektowaga Middle School[edit]

Cheektowaga Middle School
CheektowagaMiddleSchool.JPG
Address
3600 Union Road
Cheektowaga, New York, Erie 14225
Information
Principal Micah D. Hanford
Vice Principal Frederick J. Hahn
Grades 5-8
Website

Cheektowaga Central Middle School is located at 3600 Union Road and serves grades 5 through 8. The current principal is Mr. Micah Hanford, and the current assistant principal is Mr. Frederick Hahn.

History[edit]

Cheektowaga Central Middle School was formed in 1989. Previously, grades 7 and 8 were housed at Cheektowaga High School. From 1993-2003, both the high and middle school shared principals and other staff until the middle school was reborn in 2003. An addition was built onto the east wing of the school to accommodate the new middle school in 2003.

Former Principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mr. George W. Radka–1989-2000 (Vice Principal - Cheektowaga Junior/Senior High School, retired[6])
  • Mrs. Cheryl M. Buggs–2003-2007 (Assistant Principal - Cheektowaga Middle School, named Director of Human Resources for Cheektowaga Central Schools[7])
  • Mr. Brian K. Bridges–2007-2013 (Assistant Principal - Cheektowaga Middle School, named Principal of Union East Elementary School)
  • Mrs. Gretchen Sukdolak–2013-2016 (Principal - Union East Elementary School, named Director of Pupil Services of Cheektowaga Central School District)

Former Assistant Principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mr. George Radka–1977-1989 (Guidance Counselor - Cheektowaga Junior/Senior High School, name Principal of Cheektowaga Middle School)
  • Mr. Steven Wright–1998-2000 (Math teacher - Cheektowaga Junior/Senior High School, named Principal of Cheektowaga Junior/Senior High School)
  • Mrs. Cheryl Buggs–2000-2003 (Dean of Students/Athletics - Cheektowaga Junior/Senior High School, named Principal of Cheektowaga Middle School[9])
  • Mr. Brian Bridges–2003-2007 (Social Worker - Union East Elementary School,[10] named Principal of Cheektowaga Middle School[7])
  • Mrs. Maureen George–2007-2009 (English teacher - City Honors School, named Director of Learning for Cheektowaga Central School District)
  • Mr. Micah Hanford–2009-2016 (Assistant Principal - Cheektowaga High School, named Principal of Cheektowaga Middle School)


Union East Elementary School[edit]

Union East Elementary School
UnionEastCheektowaga.JPG
Address
3550 Union Road
Cheektowaga, New York, Erie 14225
Information
Principal Melissa A. Mitchell
Interim Asst. Principal Shannon L. Thurston
Grades K-4
Website

Union East Elementary School is located at 3550 Union Road and serves grades K through 4. The current principal is Mr. Brian Bridges, and the current assistant principal is Ms. Melissa Gladwell.

History[edit]

Union East was constructed in the 1960s and opened in 1968.

Former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mrs. Ruth P. Peters–1968-1986 (Principal - Alexander Elementary School, retired)
  • Mr. William E. Koepf–1986-1995 (Principal - Alexander Middle School, retired)
  • Mrs. Alison J. Caputy–1995-2000 (Assistant Principal - Union East Elementary, named Principal of Pine Hill Primary School)
  • Ms. Kathleen M. Rudewicz–2000-2009 (Principal - Pine Hill Primary School, retired)
  • Mrs. Gretchen Sukdolak–2009-2013 (Assistant Principal - Union East Elementary School, named Principal of Cheektowaga Middle School)
  • Mr. Brian Bridges–2013-2016 (Principal - Cheektowaga Middle School)

Selected former assistant principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mrs. Carolyn J. Nieset–1989-1991 (Co-principal - Pioneer Elementary School, named Principal of Sciole Elementary School[11])
  • Mrs. Nancy Littenberg–1992-1994 (Teacher - North Tonawanda City School District, named Principal of Ledgeview Elementary School)
  • Mrs. Kathleen Rudewicz–1994-1995 (unknown, named Principal of Pine Hill Primary School)
  • Mr. Benjamin Spitzer–1995-1998 (Psychologist - Salamanca City School District,[12] named Principal of A.J. Schmidt Elementary School)
  • Ms. Mary Beth Muldowney–1998-1999
  • Ms. Mary Morris–2000-2002 (Guidance Counselor - Cheektowaga High School, named Associate Director of Pupil Personnel Services for Cheektowaga Central School District)
  • Mrs. Susan Cain–2002-2005 (1st Grade Teacher - Pine Hill Primary School, named Assistant Principal of Cheektowaga High School[8])
  • Mrs. Gretchen Sukdolak–2005-2009 (Assistant Principal - Cheektowaga High School, named Principal of Union East Elementary School)
  • Mrs. Melissa Mitchell–2009-2016 (6th grade teacher - Cheektowaga Middle School, named Interim Principal of Union East Elementary School)

Pine Hill Education Center[edit]

Pine Hill Education Center
PineHillSchool.JPG
Address
1635 East Delavan Avenue
Buffalo, New York, Erie 14215
Information
Motto Graduation Is Our Goal
Principal Steven Wright
Grades 6-12
Slogan A Better Alternative
Website

Pine Hill Education Center is located at 1635 East Delavan and serves grades 6 through 12. The current principal is Mr. Steven Wright, and the current assistant principal is Mr. Patrick Cullinan.

History[edit]

Pine Hill was opened as an elementary school in 1960 at the site of the former Pine Hill High School. After several years, Pine Hill High School was demolished and the current Pine Hill school was constructed in its place. The new building's defining feature was the "open classroom" design which allowed for greater student interaction between classrooms. It began as an elementary school, later became a middle school for grades five and six, before finally switching to primary grades. The primary school closed in 2011, and the building now houses the district's alternative education program. The alternative program, opened in 2011, serves students who are referred from the Cheektowaga Middle and High Schools in needed of a smaller, more structured learning environment.

Former Principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mr. Robert J. Schlageter–1960-1986 (Principal - Losson Road School, retired[13])
  • Mr. Frank G. Cantie–1986-1993 (4th grade teacher - Union East Elementary School, retired)
  • Mr. James G. Christmann–1993-1994 (Principal - Cheektowaga High School, named Principal of Royalton-Hartland High School)
  • Mrs. Alison Caputy–1994-1995 (Teacher - Charlotte Cross Elementary School, named Principal of Union East Elementary)
  • Mrs. Kathleen Rudewicz–1995-2000 (Assistant Principal - Union East Elementary, named Principal of Union East Elementary)
  • Mrs. Alison Caputy–2000-2009 (Principal - Union East Elementary, retired)

Selected former administrators[edit]

Year Superintendent Pine Hill
Principal
Union East
Principal
Union East
Vice Principal
Middle School
Principal
Middle School
Vice Principal
High School
Principal
High School
Vice Principal
1960-1961 Earl Boggan Bob Schlageter Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer
1961-1962 Earl Boggan Bob Schlageter Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer
1962-1963 Earl Boggan Bob Schlageter Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer
1963-1964 Earl Boggan Bob Schlageter Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer
1964-1965 Earl Boggan Bob Schlageter Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer
1965-1966 Earl Boggan Bob Schlageter Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer
1966-1967 Earl Boggan Bob Schlageter Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer
1967-1968 Earl Boggan Bob Schlageter Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer
1968-1969 Earl Boggan Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer Charlie Allgaier Bertha Dauer
1969-1970 Omar Renfrow Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Bertha Dauer Jack Beck Bertha Dauer Jack Beck
1970-1971 Omar Renfrow Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Bertha Dauer Ken Salenger Bertha Dauer Ken Salenger
1971-1972 Omar Renfrow Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Bertha Dauer Ken Salenger Bertha Dauer Ken Salenger
1972-1973 Omar Renfrow Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Bertha Dauer Ken Salenger Bertha Dauer Ken Salenger
1973-1974 Omar Renfrow Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Bertha Dauer Ken Salenger Bertha Dauer Ken Salenger
1974-1975 Omar Renfrow Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Bertha Dauer Leslie Lewis Bertha Dauer Joe McCarthy
1975-1976 Omar Renfrow Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Bertha Dauer Leslie Lewis Bertha Dauer Joe McCarthy
1976-1977 Omar Renfrow Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Bertha Dauer Leslie Lewis Bertha Dauer Joe McCarthy
1977-1978 Andy Mulligan Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Leslie Lewis George Radka Leslie Lewis Joe McCarthy
1978-1979 Andy Mulligan Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Leslie Lewis George Radka Leslie Lewis Joe McCarthy
1979-1980 Andy Mulligan Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Leslie Lewis George Radka Leslie Lewis Joe McCarthy
1980-1981 Andy Mulligan Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Leslie Lewis George Radka Leslie Lewis Joe McCarthy
1981-1982 Andy Mulligan Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Leslie Lewis George Radka Leslie Lewis Joe McCarthy
1982-1983 Andy Mulligan Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Leslie Lewis George Radka Leslie Lewis Joe McCarthy
1983-1984 Andy Mulligan Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Leslie Lewis George Radka Leslie Lewis Joe McCarthy
1984-1985 Andy Mulligan Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Leslie Lewis George Radka Leslie Lewis Joe McCarthy
1985-1986 Andy Mulligan Bob Schlageter Ruth Peters Leslie Lewis George Radka Leslie Lewis Joe McCarthy
1986-1987 Andy Mulligan Frank Cantie Ruth Peters Leslie Lewis George Radka Leslie Lewis Joe McCarthy
1984-1985 Andy Mulligan Frank Cantie Ruth Peters Leslie Lewis George Radka Leslie Lewis Joe McCarthy
1985-1986 Andy Mulligan Frank Cantie Ruth Peters Leslie Lewis George Radka Leslie Lewis Joe McCarthy
1986-1987 Andy Mulligan Frank Cantie Bill Keopf Leslie Lewis George Radka Leslie Lewis Joe McCarthy
1987-1988 Leslie Lewis Frank Cantie Bill Koepf Bob D'Angelo George Radka Bob D'Angelo Christine Malarkey
1988-1989 Leslie Lewis Frank Cantie Bill Koepf Bob D'Angelo George Radka Bob D'Angelo Christine Malarkey
1989-1990 Leslie Lewis Frank Cantie Bill Koepf Carolyn Nieset George Radka Jim Christmann Christine Malarkey
1990-1991 Leslie Lewis Frank Cantie Bill Koepf Carolyn Nieset George Radka Jim Christmann Christine Malarkey
1991-1992 Leslie Lewis Frank Cantie Bill Koepf Nancy Littenberg George Radka Jim Christmann Christine Malarkey
1992-1993 Leslie Lewis Frank Cantie Bill Koepf Nancy Littenberg George Radka Jim Christmann Christine Malarkey
1993-1994 Leslie Lewis Jim Christmann Bill Koepf Nancy Littenberg George Radka George Rakda Christine Malarkey
1994-1995 Leslie Lewis Alison Caputy Bill Koepf Kate Rudewicz George Radka George Rakda Christine Malarkey
1995-1996 Leslie Lewis Kate Rudewicz Alison Caputy Ben Spitzer George Radka George Rakda Christine Malarkey
1996-1997 Leslie Lewis Kate Rudewicz Alison Caputy Ben Spitzer George Radka George Rakda Christine Malarkey
1997-1998 Leslie Lewis Kate Rudewicz Alison Caputy Ben Spitzer George Radka George Rakda Christine Malarkey
1998-1999 Leslie Lewis Kate Rudewicz Alison Caputy Mary Muldowney George Radka Steve Wright George Rakda Steve Wright
1999-2000 Leslie Lewis Kate Rudewicz Alison Caputy George Radka Steve Wright George Rakda Steve Wright
2000-2001 Leslie Lewis Alison Caputy Kate Rudewicz Mary Morris Steve Wright Cheryl Buggs Steve Wright Gretchen Sukdolak
2001-2002 Leslie Lewis Alison Caputy Kate Rudewicz Mary Morris Steve Wright Cheryl Buggs Steve Wright Gretchen Sukdolak
2002-2003 Leslie Lewis Alison Caputy Kate Rudewicz Susan Cain Steve Wright Cheryl Buggs Steve Wright Gretchen Sukdolak
2003-2004 Delia Bonenberger Alison Caputy Kate Rudewicz Susan Cain Cheryl Buggs Brian Bridges Steve Wright Gretchen Sukdolak
2004-2005 Delia Bonenberger Alison Caputy Kate Rudewicz Susan Cain Cheryl Buggs Brian Bridges Steve Wright Gretchen Sukdolak
2005-2006 Delia Bonenberger Alison Caputy Kate Rudewicz Gretchen Sukdolak Cheryl Buggs Brian Bridges Steve Wright Susan Cain
2006-2007 Delia Bonenberger Alison Caputy Kate Rudewicz Gretchen Sukdolak Cheryl Buggs Brian Bridges Steve Wright Susan Cain
2007-2008 Delia Bonenberger Alison Caputy Kate Rudewicz Gretchen Sukdolak Brian Bridges Maureen George Susan Cain
2008-2009 Delia Bonenberger Alison Caputy Kate Rudewicz Gretchen Sukdolak Brian Bridges Maureen George Susan Cain Micah Hanford
2009-2010 Delia Bonenberger Steve Wright Gretchen Sukdolak Melissa Gladwell Brian Bridges Micah Hanford Susan Cain Scott Zipp
2010-2011 Dennis Kane Steve Wright Gretchen Sukdolak Melissa Gladwell Brian Bridges Micah Hanford Susan Cain Scott Zipp
2011-2012 Dennis Kane Steve Wright Gretchen Sukdolak Melissa Gladwell Brian Bridges Micah Hanford Susan Cain Scott Zipp
2012-2013 Dennis Kane Steve Wright Gretchen Sukdolak Melissa Gladwell Brian Bridges Micah Hanford Susan Cain Scott Zipp
2013-2014 Dennis Kane Steve Wright Brian Bridges Melissa Gladwell Gretchen Sukdolak Micah Hanford Susan Cain Scott Zipp
2014-2015 Dennis Kane Steve Wright Brian Bridges Melissa Gladwell Gretchen Sukdolak Micah Hanford Scott Zipp Mike Fatta
2015-2016 Dennis Kane Steve Wright Brian Bridges Melissa Gladwell Gretchen Sukdolak Micah Hanford Scott Zipp Mike Fatta
2016-2017 Mary Morris Steve Wright Melissa Mitchell* Shannon Thruston* Micah Hanford Fred Hahn Scott Zipp Mike Fatta

*Denotes interim appointment

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.classmates.com/yearbooks/Cheektowaga-Junior-Senior-High-School/1000253233?page=4
  2. ^ Earl J. Boggan Jr., a leading educator in the area - Aug. 3, 1915 -- Oct. 21, 2005. (2005, October 26). The Buffalo News, p. B4.
  3. ^ a b Bertha K. Dauer, retired official of Cheektowaga schools, is dead. (1990, May 17). The Buffalo News, pp. C-8.
  4. ^ a b O'Brien, B. (2003, April 9). Board appoints Bonenberger new Superintendent of schools. The Buffalo News, p. B2.
  5. ^ School chief and student to get awards. (2002, December 6). The Buffalo News, p. C3.
  6. ^ a b c Dawson, D. (2000, June 30). Board picks Wright as Radka's successor. The Buffalo News, p. C5.
  7. ^ a b c d O'Brien, B. (2007, August 23). 5 administrators get new assignments. The Buffalo News, p. B3.
  8. ^ a b c Celano, A. (2014, January 23). CK-central principal to retire at end of January. Cheektowaga Bee. Retrieved from http://www.cheektowagabee.com/news/2014-01-23/Front_Page/CKCentral_principal_to_retire_at_end_of_January.html
  9. ^ O'Brien, B. (2002, June 27). Board to appoint principal. The Buffalo News, p. B3.
  10. ^ Helmets, recycled bicycles given away. (2003, August 18). The Buffalo News, p. B3.
  11. ^ Lancaster schools tap elementary principals. (1991, August 20). The Buffalo News
  12. ^ Cheektowaga central fills 3 administrative posts. (1995, August 30). The Buffalo News, p. B5.
  13. ^ Robert J. Schlageter, Cheektowaga school principal. (1998, June 5). The Buffalo News, p. A12.

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