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Meet Our Leadership Team

Danelle Backe

Danelle Backe


Denise Carlson

Denise Carlson

Dean of Upper Elementary

David Brick

David Brick

Dean of Middle School

Jeanette Mullen-Franklin

Jeanette Mullen-Franklin

Dean of School Culture

April Gapinski

April Gapinski

Dean of Special Education and Intervention

Jessica Carroll

Interim Dean

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What Buffalo United Charter School Parents Are Saying

"My son is happy at Buffalo United. This is only his 2nd year and he said he wanted to stay; he likes the staff and said they make him feel comfortable and safe."

- Buffalo United Parent

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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


Ashia Martin

Vice President

Mark Weppner


Kathy Wood


Joanne Howard


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.

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