Sr. Diane Marie Szylkowski. CSSF

Grade 2 Teacher Email: 

I am pleased that the Lord saw fit to place me as teacher in the Second grade at Catholic Academy of West Buffalo.  I have many years of experience in elementary education including, first, second, fourth and fifth grades. For ten years, I find second grade a delight! They are full of energy and are curious about everything.  I look forward to beginning a new year and meeting my new students.   

I am a Felician Sister and was educated by the Felicians at St. John Gualbert School and Villa Maria Academy, both in Cheektowaga.  I also earned an Associate degree in Early Childhood from Villa Maria College.  I have a B.S. in Education from Rosary Hill (Daemen) College, an M.S. in Elementary Education from Buffalo State College, and post graduate work in elementary school administration from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY.

Early in my educational career I spent 15 years very close to CAWB, up Delaware Avenue at Guardian Angel Day Care Center, now part of Canisius High School.  I have also served in various Felician staffed elementary schools in the Diocese of Buffalo. 

I appreciate nature and think it is important to care for our “common home”, the Earth.  I enjoy reading, Bible study group, and cheering for the Bills.