REACH Academy Charter School

Phone: (716) 248-1485    Fax: (716) 248-2833

Meet Our Staff

Administration

Linda Marszalek

Head of Schools

Mrs. Marszalek is an educator who brings more than 28 years of experience. She has extensive experience in leadership roles, including posts as a Chief Academic Officer and Head of School, Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean, Teacher and Speech Language Pathologist. Mrs. Marszalek is well known as a champion of instruction that is based on student achievement, culture building for teachers and staff, academic intervention services and responsible financial stewardship. She received her C.A.S. in Educational Administration and her M.S.in Education from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.

Michael Olsen

Director of Technology
Director of Facilities

Mr. Olsen has been an educator for 15 years, 12 of which were in the City of Buffalo, working in both public and charter schools. Mr. Olsen brings experience in charter school operations, procurement practices, school data networking and facility management. He has also served as a Chief Information Officer, Director of Facilities, Instructional Technology Coach and Technology Education Teacher in Buffalo area schools. He obtained both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Technology Education from the State University College of New York at Buffalo. 

Lisa Rogers

Family Service Coordinator

E-mail: [email protected].org


Ms. Rogers holds an M.S. in Ed from Buffalo State College and a C.A.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision. She also has certifications in School and District Administration and Special Education K-12. She has served as an administrator and teacher in Buffalo area schools for 16 years, with extensive experience in the implementation of a school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention System, Coordination of After School Programs, and the Development of Classroom Management and Response to Intervention Strategies. 


Amie Caster

Director of Operations
Director of Student Services
Director of Discipline

Mrs. Caster holds a BA in the Arts as well as a MA in Special Education from Daemen College. She also has a SBL in Educational Leadership from Canisius College. She has served as a special education classroom teacher and an administrator within the charter school setting for 14 years and has experience with the implementation of Response to Intervention, data analysis, and curriculum development. 

Robin Nellis

Chief Information Officer- Student Intake Coordinator

Ms. Nellis has earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in English from the State University of New York College at Geneseo. Ms. Nellis will serve as CIO, In-Take Coordinator and Board Clerk for REACH Academy CS where she will oversee the student management system, in-take coordination of new students, district billing and student enrollment/attendance.

Professional Staff

Alicia Hairston RN

School Nurse

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Michelle Ruggiero

Bookkeeper/Clerk

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Grade Level Instructional Staff

Melissa Chamberlin

Kindergarten Teacher

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Kelli Vachon

Kindergarten Teacher

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Andrew Castellano

Kindergarten Teacher

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Jennifer Perry

First Grade Teacher

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Anna Haumesser

Kindergarten Teacher

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Lauren Block

Kindergarten Teacher

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Allison Frey

First Grade Teacher

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Megan Grandits-Mahan

First Grade Teacher

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Instructional Support Staff

Meghan Hall

Special Education Teacher

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Kathryn Conjerti

Special Education Teacher

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Special Area Instructional Staff

Al Hury

Library Media Teaching Assistant / Building Substitute

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Stephanie McGinty

Music Teacher

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Mary Ellen Bossert

Art Teacher

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Nicholas Haskill

Physical Education Teacher

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Teacher's Assistants

Crystal Hammer

Teacher Assistant

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Da'Jinay Gilbert

Teacher Assistant

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Lisa Snell

Teacher Assistant

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William Davis

Teacher Assistant

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Stephanie Jackson

Teacher Assistant

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Donna Jones

Teacher Assistant

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Keaira Hudson

Teacher Assistant

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Stacey Tillman

Teacher Assistant

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