Who We Are

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.  

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Board of Trustees

Board Meetings

Our Board of Trustees meets every third Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. on Zoom until further notice. Meetings are open to the public.

2020-21 Meeting Dates
  • March 16, 2021
  • April 20, 2021
  • May 18, 2021
  • June 15, 2021
Past Meeting Minutes
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