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Message from the Commandant

Dear Families and Friends:
One of the things that I have come to appreciate the most about Maritime is the perseverance and strength of our staff and students.  We train our cadets and staff to “Never Give Up the Ship!”  Let me explain this further.  The pandemic continues to deal society a terrible deck of cards in so many ways.  Businesses are closing due to a lack of workforce, health care workers continue to be strained, and loved ones continue to see defeats and illnesses that we never could have imagined just a few years ago.  Maritime stands strong, each and every time that we are faced with adversity or challenges.  We opened our doors this school year and are operating on a full in-person educational program to help our students survive and thrive.  We hired incredible teachers even during a national teacher shortage.  We are a fully trained staff for mental health and trauma issues that our students might be facing and we stand ready to help your child learn and grow in amazing ways while also preserving our structured school environment and mission as a center of excellence under the guidance of the United States Navy protocols.  
I am proud to introduce all of our new staff who are continuing the tradition of making our school the best that it can be and are listed below:
Ashley Allen, Science                           
Lindsay Camp, ELA 11                    
Melissa Carey, Special Education                 
Anthony Collins, Music                         
Brianna Cook, Math                    
Jeri Franklin, Science                    
Stephanie Fraser, Social Studies         
Greta Geissen, Counselor                 
Dr. Gloria Gibson, ELA 12                    
Joseph Guagliardo, Science & Math 
Alesia Harvey, Custodial                       
Lori Helmbrecht, Special Education    
Lauren Hudson, Art                     
Adam Hunt, Special Education             
Jeremy Jaskowiak, Library                     
Liam Kelly, Social Studies                     
Erica Lindo, Special Education                       
Laura May, Counselor                           
Rayven Mitchell, Teacher Aide                                
Dr. Wendy Richards, Director of Student Services     
Amber Schaub, Art                       
Brian Steinberg, Science                       
Sara Woods, ESL & Spanish               
Johnny Wozniak, ELA 9    
Thank you for entrusting your child with all of our amazing staff members and for choosing Maritime as your child’s school.  
We love seeing our candidates and cadets every morning!
Catherine Oldenburg, 
Western New York Maritime Charter School
2219 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14220

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