Dr. Lydia T. Wright School of Excellence

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Coordinates: 42°55′28″N 78°50′07″W / 42.924322°N 78.835187°W / 42.924322; -78.835187

Dr. Lydia Wright School of Excellence
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Address
106 Appenheimer Street
Kensington Heights
14214
Information
Status Priority School
School number 89
Principal Tonya B. Chavers
Assistant principals Cameron Hall
Carolyn Flattery
Grades PK-8
S.A.M.[1] Natasha Hendricks
Website

Dr. Lydia T. Wright School of Excellence is an elementary school serving the East Side of Buffalo, New York. located at 106 Appenheimer Street and serves Grades PreK through 8. The current principal is Dr. Tonya Chavers, and the current assistant principals are Mr. Cameron Hall and Ms. Carolyn Flattery.

History[edit]

The school opened in 1961. It previously was known as "Fillmore Middle School" and later "Campus East School" in 1977. It was renamed in 2000 for Dr. Lydia Wright, the first African-American pediatrician in Buffalo and member of the Buffalo Board of Education[2]

Former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mr. Morris Raiken–1961-1969 (Assistant Principal - Bennett High School, retired)
  • Mr. Anthony D. Vetrano–1969-1974 (Assistant Principal - Bennett High School, named Principal of Hutchinson Central Technical High School)
  • Mr. Gerald H. Hesson–1974-1977 (Assistant Principal - Lafayette High School, named Principal of Kensington High School)
  • Ms. Lillian G. Kozminski–1977-1980 (Assistant Principal - Fillmore Middle School, named Principal of School 70)
  • Mrs. Priscilla Niedermeyer-Hammond–1980-1995 (unknown, retired)
  • Mr. Victor Filadora–1995-2000 (Principal - D'Youville Porter Campus School, retired)
  • Ms. Mary Jo Conrad–2000-2011 (unknown, named Principal of Discovery School 67[3])
  • Dr. Phyllis Fatima Morrell–2011-2013 (Principal - Lafayette High School, named Supervising Principal of Buffalo Public Schools)

Selected former assistant principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Ms. Ophelia A. Nicholas ?-1969 (Retirement unknown)
  • Mr. Jack Saccomando ?-1969 (Retirement unknown)
  • Ms. Lillian G. Kozminski–?-1977 (Guidance Counselor - Fillmore Middle School, named Principal of Fillmore Middle School)
  • Ms. Nan M. Wood (Teacher - School 52, named Principal of School 53)
  • Mr. Joel H. Weiss (unknown, named Principal of Red Jacket Academy/Lorraine Elementary)
  • Ms. Desiree Breckenbridge-Barnes
  • Ms. Mary Morrow-Kapsiak
  • Ms. Karen Piotrowski–2004-2005 (Teacher - Triangle Academy,[4] laid off[5])
  • Ms. Genelle E. Morris–2004-2005 (Project Administrator - Buffalo Public Schools, named Director of Data Analysis of Buffalo Public Schools[6])
  • Ms. June Clark–2005-2006 (Assistant Principal - Community School 53, placed on medical leave)
  • Mr. Nathaniel McCrea–2008-2010 (Principal on Assignment - Buffalo Public Schools,[7] named Principal of School 40[8])
  • Ms. Shanie Keelan–2010[8]-2011 (Assistant Principal - Chicago Public Schools, named Assistant Principal of Waterfront Elementary School[3])
  • Ms. Contann L. Crawford-Dabney–?-2012 (unknown, named Principal of Early Childhood Center 17)

References[edit]

  1. ^ School Administration Manager
  2. ^ Simon, P. (2000, December 21). Board to hire construction chief. The Buffalo News, p. B3.
  3. ^ a b Buffalo Public Schools (2011, September 14). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  4. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2004, June 9). Meeting of the Board of Education: Principal Transfers.
  5. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2005, August 24). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  6. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2005, December 21). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  7. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2008, August 13). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  8. ^ a b Buffalo Public Schools (2010, August 25). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.

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