At Buffalo Commons we have a team of amazing leaders and educators that are dedicated to preparing all students to lead successful and purposeful lives, that strengthen their communities.
Our founding team is led by Daniel Brink-Washington, a veteran teacher-leader with 15 years of experience in K-12 district, independent and charter schools in Brooklyn and Buffalo, New York. Notably Mr. Brink-Washington was a founding member of Brooklyn Propect Charter School where he served as Director of Student Support Services from 2009 – 2015. Recently, after three years working with Elmwood Village Charter School in Buffalo, Mr. Brink-Washington was awarded a highly competitive UnifiED Fellowship through the Diverse Charter School Coalition engaging in individualized leadership training, while visiting nationally recognized diverse-by-design schools, and serving as a Leadership Fellow at Elmwood Village Charter School.
Mr. Brink-Washington and the founding Board of Trustees envision a school that has the power to bring our community together and change the life trajectories of our students. Our founding team shares a belief that all students deserve a world-class education, and that integrated schools are better for everyone in every way.
As the Director of Operations, Aimee Bloom brings to us over 15 years of experience in education. Mrs. Bloom’s career began as a PreK-8th grade art and computer teacher, where her role quickly expanded into assisting educators with educational technology, Website design, and data management.
Empowered with a strong desire to maximize her impact on students and adult learners, Mrs. Bloom obtained her second Master’s in Educational Leadership with a minor in Emerging Media and Educational Technology. She has served various leadership roles throughout her career, such as an Integration Specialist, Assistant Principal, and Technology Coordinator. She also has experience as a Staff Development Specialist for the Model Schools Co-Service for instructional technology at Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES.
As an individual who believes that one should never stop learning, Mrs. Bloom continues to grow as a professional by obtaining certifications from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and is a Google Certified Trainer. Passionate about improving education, Mrs. Bloom has participated on committees where she co-authored the New York State Computer Science Standards and the Diocese of Buffalo Computer Technology Curriculum. She is also a part of several professional organizations.