Leadership Team

Commons' leadership team emphasizes vision, support, and accountability.

Shayla Jackson-Wooden

Family Ambassador

Shayla Jackson-Wooden, our founding Family Ambassador, brings years of personal and professional experience to her role in getting the word out about Buffalo Commons.


Danny Brink-Washington

Executive Director

Our founding team is led by Daniel Brink-Washington, a veteran teacher-leader with 17 years of experience in K-12 district, charter and independent schools.


Ellen Morenzi

Director of Operations

Our founding team is supported by the Director of Operations, Ellen Morenzi. Mrs. Morenzi is a social worker and director with 14 years of experience in traditional and non-traditional educational settings .