Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP)

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The Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) is a multi-tiered program for students in grades 3-12.  The program utilizes the energy and technology-related expertise of students to empower them to become partners with teachers and other school staff to transform our schools.  Student Technology Leaders inspireempower, and collaborate with teachers and other school staff to help transform the learning experiences of students through the use of technology. 

The Program:

  • Provides students with unique professional development learning and paid internship opportunities

  • Ensures digital equity; providing underserved students the opportunity to excel as they learn how to use technology skills to help support change in their school

  • Amplifies student voice, leadership, and school and district level involvement

  • Ensures the development of core 21st-century skills

  • Prepares students for future workplaces

  • Questions? Email: StudentTechLeaders@buffaloschools.org

Interested in Becoming a Student Technology Leader? Apply Here!

Our Teams 2023-2024

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Student Technology Leadership Programs operate in buildings all across Buffalo Public Schools with each program taking on a personality of their own, led by teacher facilitators, Instructional Technology Coaches, and our BPS students.  Take a look at our programs below.  

Middle Schools

PS #19 Native American Magnet School

Team Name:
#19 Stars
Facilitated by:
Laken Andrews

PS #54 Dr. George E. Blackman School of Excellence

Team Name:
School 54 STLP
Facilitated by:
Heather Digiacomo

PS #79 Pfc. William J. Grabiarz School of Excellence

Team Name:
School 79 STLP
Facilitated by:
Andrea Kochczynski

PS #97 Harvey Austin School

Team Name:
School 97 STLP
Facilitated by:
Amand Spears

PS #37 Marva J. Daniel Futures Preparatory School

Team Name:
Phoenix Tech Squad
Facilitated by:
Amy Burdette & Cheryl Guido

PS #74 Hamlin Park Claude & Ouida Clapp Academy

Team Name:
Hamlin Park Tech Tigers
Facilitated by:
Cara Shea

PS #93 Southside Elementary

Team Name:
School 93 STLP
Facilitated by:
Timothy Dorr & Liz Curtis

PS #99 Stanley M. Makowski Early Childhood Center

Team Name:
School 99 STLP
Facilitated by:
Kaitlin Flitt

High Schools

PS #156 Frederick Law Olmsted

Team Name:
Olmsted Tech Troop
Facilitated by:
Mia Caccamise

PS #207 Lafayette International

Team Name:
School 207 STLP
Facilitated by:
Ryan Barrett 

PS #304 Hutch Tech

Team Name:
School 304 STLP
Facilitated by:
Kellilyn Jerome

PS #197 M.S.T.

Team Name:
School 197 STLP
Facilitated by:
Brandon Tiedeman

PS #212 Leonardo da Vinci High School

Team Name:
School 212 STLP
Facilitated by:
Julia Tomaka

PS #355 Buffalo Culinary

Team Name:
School 355 STLP
Facilitated by:
Michael Fabozzi

STLP - Student Intern Spotlight

The Student Technology Leaders are the life of the program. We have witnessed many of our students develop technological and personal skills preparing for the next steps in their journey beyond STLP . Check out and see what STLs are up to in our Intern Spotlight below.

Summer Internship

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The Buffalo Public Schools IT Department’s Student Technology Leadership Program Summer Internship provides eligible BPS students with a five-week, paid learning opportunity.  Interns will gain exposure to customer service and technology-related skills including inventorying, hardware testing, and wireless and connection troubleshooting through training and hands-on experiences.  Student interns engage in exploratory and interactive professional learning opportunities that will increase their knowledge of emerging technologies.

*All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 2024 Applications Coming Soon.