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Meet Our Leadership Team

Patty Zika

Patty Zika

Interim Principal

Jaime Peld

Jaime Peld

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Dean

Kathleen Bongiovanni

Kathleen Bongiovanni

6th - 8th Grade Dean

April Gapinski

Dean of Special Ed. and Intervention

Meet Our School Board

Our School Board draws from the best local civic and community leaders. They volunteer their time and energy to ensure students at Buffalo United Charter School receive the best education possible. For a schedule of Board meetings, minutes, and more information, visit the Board Documents page or contact us at or

Andrew Freedman


Kim DeJesus


Kathy Wood


Ted Purvis


Arthur Traver


Michael Ford


Our Authorizer

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We are authorized by the SUNY Charter Schools Institute. They sponsor and monitor us to ensure we achieve academic results and uphold the promises made in our charter.

Learn About Our Authorizer