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Pamela Brown's job qualifications

A day after surviving a 5-4 vote regarding her dismissal, Buffalo Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown spent a little time Thursday pushing back against maverick board member Carl Paladino's assertion that she has no leadership experience.

“I certainly am up to the job,” she said. “I know there’s been some mention of my not having managerial experience. I have about 20 years of experience managing schools and large departments in other school districts. I have managed thousands of people prior to coming to Buffalo.”

For those who are curious about her experience, we've posted her resume at the end of this blog post.

Brown said Thursday she doesn’t anticipate serious problems working with the board going forward.

“There are so many things on which the board and I absolutely agree,” she said. “We believe we need to drastically improve the performance of all of our schools, and that’s what I’m working on every day. We sometimes disagree on exactly how that should be done, or what should be done, but I have to keep moving forward because the children in our schools are depending on us to focus on their needs.”

  Superintendent Pamela Brown resume

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Denise Jewell Gee

Denise Jewell Gee

Denise Jewell Gee joined The Buffalo News in 2007 and currently covers education and suburban schools. She also writes a column for the City & Region section and previously covered government in Erie County and Niagara Falls. Gee graduated from Boston University with degrees in journalism and political science.

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Tiffany Lankes

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Tiffany Lankes joined The Buffalo News in 2013 and primarily covers the Buffalo Public Schools. She has written about education since 2003 at newspapers in Florida and New York. In 2008, she was a nominated finalist for The Pulitzer Prize. Lankes is an Amherst native and graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Syracuse University. She started her journalism career writing for the News’ NeXt section.

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Sandra Tan

Sandra Tan

Sandra Tan has been a cityside reporter for The Buffalo News since 2000 and currently covers the Buffalo Public Schools beat. She previously covered the Williamsville school district and was a full-time education reporter for five years prior to joining The News. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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Deidre Williams

Deidre Williams

Deidre Williams began working for The Buffalo News in 1999 and currently covers Buffalo Public Schools. She formerly was a suburban reporter on the Northtowns beat and has been a cityside reporter covering communities since 2004. Williams has a mass communications degree from Towson University.

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