Orchard Park Central School District Names Orchard Park High School Principal
On May 2, 2023, Orchard Park Central School District Superintendent, David Lilleck recommended to the Board of Education that Brandon Pafk be named the Orchard High School Principal. The Board of Education unanimously approved and Mr. Pafk is set to become the Orchard Park High School principal as of July 1, 2023.
After a rigorous interview process that involved stakeholders, including parents, students and staff, Mr. Pafk was overwhelmingly selected to take the position as Principal of the Orchard Park High School. According to Superintendent Lilleck, “Brandon is one of those rare individuals who possesses a skill set with the personality, drive, thoughtfulness, compassion and determination needed to successfully lead a large school building. Over several years, in his current position as middle school assistant principal in Orchard Park, Brandon has developed strong relationships with students, parents and staff and he is a leader amongst the administrative group.”
Superintendent Lilleck believes he will successfully lead the high school in a clear and positive direction and keep the focus on students first. Mr. Pafk’s educational goals and philosophy are to always do what is best for students and work to make the decisions that will implement positive outcomes.
Mr. Pafk is looking forward to his new role, saying, “I feel very fortunate to be given this opportunity to lead such an amazing group of students and educators. The task of trying to follow Mr. Wolf is no small feat as he, and the entire team at the High School, have created a high-achieving and driven school community. I am truly excited to learn, work, and continue the standard of excellence at Orchard Park High School with my new teammates.”
Mr. Pafk will become only the fifth principal in the history of Orchard Park High School. The district is looking forward to Mr. Pafk continuing the legacy that Mr. Wolf, who will be retiring at the end of this school year after serving for 15 years as OPHS principal, and others have established before him.