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Magdeline Vasatka

Founding Faculty Member


I wholeheartedly subscribe to Commons's commitment to purposeful learning.

Magdeline Vasatka
My Story

I'm a prodigal Buffalonian, growing up in Clarence and attending Nardin Elementary and High Schools. I earned my B.A. in Literature and Justice, Law, & Criminology from American University in Washington, D.C., as well as a semester abroad at the University of Edinburgh. While in D.C., I interned in political finance before moving to Kentucky for a 2020 Senate campaign immediately after graduation. Upon returning to Buffalo post-election, I took an opportunity to teach at a local Waldorf-based preschool which ignited my passion for elementary education. I hope to foster a lifelong love for learning, especially through engaging with music, art, and literature. I currently live in the Elmwood Village with my partner, Madeline, and our four guinea pigs.

What Brings Me Joy

I love Charlotte Brontë, espresso, 70's glam rock, and Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

What I'm Good At

I'm good at Literary analysis, opera singing, rugby, and skiing.

What the World Needs

The world needs Empathy, oral storytelling, and a solution to the climate crisis.

Why Commons?

I am invested in creating a learning space that accommodates the diverse perspectives and personalities of every little human that walks into a classroom. I wholeheartedly subscribe to Commons's commitment to purposeful learning that strengthens students natural creative capacity while fostering a supportive community.

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