Our Administration

God has richly blessed the ministry of West Seneca Christian School with an administrative team with nearly 100 years of combined ministry experience.  Our superintendent, administrator, and academic dean work together to partner with our parents to see God’s best in the lives of each student God directs to our ministry.

Dr. Dana Cline
Senior Pastor and Administrator

Dr. Dana Cline, the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of West Seneca, serves as the superintendent of West Seneca Christian School. Dr. Cline holds a B.A. degree in Bible. He also holds M.A. and D.P.T. degrees in pastoral theology. His long tenure in the pulpit ministry, his service in the Christian school classroom, and his burden for young people have equipped him well to serve as the superintendent of our Christian school.

dcline@fbws.org

Dr. Orlando Buria
Academic Dean

Dr. Orlando Buria serves as the academic dean of WSCS. He holds an A.S. degree in electrical engineering technology and a B.S. degree with three majors (math, physical science, and biology) along with two minors (English and Spanish). He has an M.S. degree in science education and an M. Min. degree in ministry. Dr. Buria has also earned both an Ed.S. and a Ph.D. in educational administration.

Dr. Buria has taught high school classes for 39 years, served as an assistant school administrator for 5 years, and as the head administrator for a Christian school for 16 years. During that time he also served as a college professor (25 years) and as a college administrator (23 years).

oburia@gowscs.com

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Mr. Bryan Fry
Assistant Administrator

Mr. Bryan Fry has a B.S. in Bible and Secondary English Education from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, Minnesota. He also earned his M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Baptist Bible College (Clarks Summit University) in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.

Bryan taught secondary classes and served as an assistant high school principal while at Frederick Christian Academy in Frederick, Maryland from 1997 until 2010. Then, from 2010- 2021, he served as the school administrator at Latham Christian Academy near Albany, New York.

During his ministry, he has taught a wide variety of classes including English, Bible, speech, drama, computer applications, drama, and journalism. He has also gained a wealth of experience in school administration. Bryan also has a love for technology and helping with that here at WSCS.  Above all, Bryan loves serving the Lord in the ministry of Christian education.

bryan.fry@gowscs.com

Mr. Pete Fichter
Assistant Principal

Mr. Peter Fichter has a B.S. in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Master’s in Special Education from Buffalo State College.  Peter started teaching at West Seneca Christian School in 2008. During his tenure at WSCS he has gained
a wide variety of elementary teaching experience, having taught 3rd, 5th, and 6th grades.
Along with teaching, Mr. Fichter has stepped up to help in many areas at WSCS. He has also had the privilege to help a few college students finish their teaching degrees by being the cooperating teacher during student teaching.
Many know that Mr. Fichter loves sports, and he uses that passion often. He has coached the WSCS girls’ basketball team since 2013. Most Intramural sports programs are run by Mr. Fichter. He has also gained experience running athletic programs while being the Athletic Director at WSCS for a handful of years.
Starting in 2023, Peter is beginning his ministry as Assistant Principal. His responsibilities will be overseeing the PreK through 5 th grade classes while also continuing to teach 3 rd grade. During Mr. Fichter’s time here at WSCS it is very clear he has a heart for the students and wants to see them grow academically, athletically, but most importantly spiritually.

pete.fichter@gowscs.com

The pastor and deacons of First Baptist Church of West Seneca have also established a School Committee to assist in the administration of West Seneca Christian School.  We appreciate these wise and experienced leaders who work behind the scenes in service, leadership, accountability, and oversight.

Upcoming Events

May 2024

05-23-24

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cross Country Meet @ CBCS

05-24-2405-27-24

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See What Our Families Say!
Parent of Current Student
As a family whose children have attended West Seneca Christian for the past 17 years, we place a great deal of confidence in the work of the school. Our children, who have already graduated, have been well prepared for college academically. They have also enjoyed and benefited from their opportunities to participate in sports, drama, and student body leadership roles.
2022-06-24T08:13:53-04:00
Local Pastor and Parent of Current Student
Our experience with WSCS has been reassuring to us as parents. We were impressed that there is a school and teachers who care deeply about educating children as well as supporting them being raised with biblical values. As a father with a son in the school, as well as being a pastor serving in western New York, I see the need for a godly atmosphere in which children can be educated and raised with biblical values. I am thankful for all those who serve this school that have a heart to see our children succeed academically and spiritually.
2022-06-24T08:14:25-04:00
Recent Alumnus
During my first year at college, it was quite noticeable to me that spending my high school life at WSCS thoroughly prepared me for college. I leaned at WSCS how important communicating with your teachers is for doing well in a class. WSCS challenging academics was similar to my college classes. I felt that the writing classes I took at WSCS prepared me extremely well for college writing expectations.
2022-06-24T08:14:45-04:00
Parent of Current Student
We are greatly pleased with the elementary program at WSCS. One of the things we were looking for in a school was one that taught the phonics approach to reading. Both of our children benefited from this system at WSCS and are now avid readers. They have a firm foundation for continued academic success. And more importantly, all teaching is done from a Biblical perspective and is always God honoring.
2022-06-24T08:15:26-04:00
Parent of Current Student
We appreciate the school’s emphasis on developing Godly character in our children. Values such as kindness, compassion, integrity and respect are demonstrated by the teachers and encouraged in the students daily. The environment is positive and fun with clear boundaries in regards to the proper behavior that is expected in the classroom. And this has led to our children developing good self-control at an early age. WSCS is quite a blessing!
2022-06-24T08:16:01-04:00
Parent of Current Student
The small class size is an advantage to help the kids learn at their own pace. It allows the teacher time to work with each student one-on-one based on their individual needs. My kids enjoyed going every day and I would highly recommend sending your child to WSCS kindergarten.
2022-06-24T08:16:32-04:00
Parent of Current Student
WSCS was able to balance the responsibility of preparing its students to serve the Lord while also producing excellence in the classroom. I participated in fine arts as well as athletics which allowed me to develop friendships that still exist today.
2022-06-24T08:16:59-04:00
WSCS Alumnus
The extracurricular activities allowed me to develop as an individual as well as learn to work in team settings. Both of these characteristics have been essential as I continued my education and worked my way through corporate America. I am continually appreciative of what I learned and I thank God for the opportunity I was given to attend West Seneca Christian.
2022-06-24T08:17:44-04:00