Buffalo, NY – Gateway Longview is excited to announce the addition of Allison Newman as the new Chief Operating Officer of Education. Allison will lead Gateway Longview’s K-12 Lynde Day School and Therape
utic Preschool in education development, implementing initiatives that support student engagement, promote family involvement, insure services are culturally competent and support Gateway Longview’s mission to protect, to give hope and to enrich the lives of every child and family served. Gateway Longview’s educational programs include students facing severe behavioral, emotional and/or social challenges.
“With experience in K12 schools, higher education, and non-profit organizations, Ali understands what it takes to close the gap for young people from under-resourced and underrepresented backgrounds”, said Carolyne DeFranco, President and CEO of Gateway Longview. “It was important for us to select a candidate that shared the same values as we do when it comes to caring for our community and we believe Ali will make a great addition and contribution to our Gateway Longview family.”
As a former English teacher and school counselor, Newman comes to Gateway Longview with over 20 years of experience as a people-first leader with deep expertise in inclusive social-emotional learning, and has a proven track record of leading programs, building culture and driving results through successful diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Newman has successfully designed and managed programs that build bridges between corporate, local government, and academic partners in service of youth. As one of the founding administrators of Say Yes Buffalo, Newman worked to roll out and codify a city-wide initiative that provides college access and financial support to over 3,000 high school seniors each year.
Newman holds a BA in English literature from the University of Michigan, an MA, and M.Ed. in psychological counseling from Teachers College – Columbia University, and her advanced certification in educational leadership from Canisius College.
“I am thrilled to join Gateway Longview, an organization with a deep history in the community and a great reputation of serving children and families from across Western New York to protect, give hope and enrich their lives.” Said Newman.
ABOUT GATEWAY LONGVIEW Gateway-Longview, Inc. is a non-profit human services organization working together to protect, to give hope and to enrich the lives of every child and family served since 1890. Through a trauma informed lens, Gateway Longview cares for nearly 5,000 children and families annually across Western New York through behavioral health services, community-based services, residential treatment services and special education programs.
Gateway Longview's approach is solution-focused and trauma-informed. Gateway Longview's top priority is safety, as well as the social, mental and emotional well-being of youth and families in care. Staff at all levels recognize that each child and family has unique skills and experiences that make them who they are.