Christmann Family Educational Leadership Program

Lead the Way

Are you ready to engage in a dynamic educational leadership program?

This post-master’s program provides the opportunity to pursue building and district leadership roles in education. The program prepares you for the rigors of educational leadership and the challenges of working with faculty, staff, students, parents, and the community. You will be taught by a faculty of practitioners who are currently in or have been in leadership positions.

Educational Leadership, C.A.S.

Educational Leadership, Combined School Building Leader/School District Leader, C.A.S.

Teacher Leader C.A.S.


A mentor is assigned to each candidate upon entrance to the program. Mentors are veteran school administrators who have many years of experience as principals, central office administrators, or superintendents. They provide aspiring educational leaders with support, encouragement, guidance, decision-making skills, "critical friends," and courageous leadership opportunities.

Franklin Covey Workshops

The Franklin Covey organization has long earned its accolades for helping all levels of organizations with its “Lead Myself, Lead My Team, Lead the Organization,” system of personal empowerment. Candidates will experience classes that help them develop in two essential areas. Character – one's ability for personal and interpersonal effectiveness and Capabilities – one's ability to achieve sustainable results.

National Recognition

Our education programs have received awards from the National Association of Professional Development Schools for outstanding work in collaborating with school partners to provide exemplary teacher preparation programs.


Candidates emerge from our education programs with quality clinical experiences to ensure success in the field.

Individualized Attention

Classes required for the major have a typical class size of 12-25, with the field-based courses having a maximum class size of 15, which means plenty of individualized attention from professors.

Experienced Faculty

All faculty members are certified, experienced classroom teachers who have continued their own professional development through research, professional presentations and/or publications.​

“Because of Buffalo State, I am the professional I am today, and will be the leader I want to be tomorrow.”
Sara Qureshi, '21 District Instructional Data Coordinator
Carolyn M. Anderson Lecturer
Madeline Q. Angelo Lecturer
Christie L. Angrisano Lecturer
Rosemary Arioli Lecturer
Elizabeth W. Bair Lecturer
Nathaniel Barnes Lecturer
Dana M. Breidenstein Lecturer
Darren J. Brown-Hall Lecturer
MaryBeth Brumagin Lecturer
Nicki M. Calabrese Lecturer
Nancy A. Chicola Associate Professor Emeritus
Robert W. Christmann Lecturer
Susan H. Corrie Lecturer
Maria M. DeMartinis Lecturer
Pixita M. Del Prado Hill Chair and Professor
Kathleen B. Dust Lecturer
Elizabeth A. Eden Lecturer
Crystal A. Elias Lecturer
Alayla J. Ende Assistant Professor
Beth A. Farrar Lecturer
Andrew J. Freedman Lecturer
Susan M. Frey Lecturer
Ellen S. Friedland Associate Professor Emeritus
Robert E. Gallagher Lecturer
Keli A. Garas-York Professor
Patricia D. George Lecturer
Kathleen C. Gramza Lecturer
Gary A. Halicki Lecturer
David R. Henry Associate Professor
Julie J. Henry Professor
Arleen L. Hollas Lecturer
Corinne M. Kindzierski Assistant Professor
Lisa M. Krueger Lecturer
Robyn A. Kuchta Lecturer
Elizabeth G. Kuttesch Lecturer
David J. Lanz Lecturer
Ann E. Laudisio Lecturer
Mary K. Lavin Lecturer
Peter W. Loehr Associate Professor
Thomas J. Lyons Lecturer
Jill M. Marinaro Lecturer
Diana M. Maskell Lecturer
Dianne S. McCarthy Professor
Dennis G. Mike Lecturer
Kurt J. Minervino Lecturer
Nanci M. Monaco Associate Professor
Laurie A. Naab Lecturer
Fran L. Paskowitz Lecturer
Sara E. Peter Office Assistant 1 (Keyboarding)
Donna M. Podsiadlo Lecturer
Ashley D. Rapsinski Lecturer
Douglas J. Regan Lecturer
Jennifer M. Reichenberg Assistant Professor
Maura M. Rustowicz Lecturer
Matthew L. Rydelek Lecturer
Kristin K. Saperston Lecturer
Susanna T. Schenk Lecturer
Christopher T. Shively Associate Professor
Asma T. Syed Lecturer
Sandy L. Terrance Lecturer
Christine L. Tredo Lecturer
Kim S. Truesdell Associate Professor Emeritus
Anne M. Tryjankowski Lecturer
Jeremy J. Ventura Lecturer
Deborah S. Weber Lecturer
Sherri M. Weber Associate Professor
Julie M. Wholf Administrative Assistant 1
Emma N. Widmer Lecturer
Scott S. Wolf Lecturer
Rosemary J. Yurkewicz Lecturer
Jing Zhang Associate Professor