Amie Caster earned a master’s degree in special education and bachelor’s degrees in art education and graphic design, all from Daemen College.
“Daemen provided me an excellent education and it is where I made several lifelong friendships,” said Caster. “I am so appreciative of the all the learning opportunities presented by Dr. Hartwick, and I have many fond memories of working with my fellow education majors in the Thomas Reynolds Center.”
After teaching for eight years at Pinnacle Charter School, Caster worked at Westminster Community Charter School while also pursuing a master’s degree in educational administration from Canisius College.
Caster is currently co-founder of REACH Academy Charter School in Buffalo, which is focused on ensuring the achievement of high academic standards for students through an authentic learning environment.
“The idea behind REACH Academy Charter School is to allow students to have more experiences and to make learning more real for them,” noted Caster. “Using unique classroom learning environments and center-based hands-on learning, the school offers meaningful language experiences that make learning both fun and engaging throughout the entire school day.”