Elmwood Franklin School has relieved its first-year head of school and is beginning an immediate search for a replacement.

Margaret Keller Cogan was placed on leave Friday and has been replaced on an interim basis by Kathleen McIntyre as head of the Lower School, and Rosemarie Beres as head of the Upper School, with direction from Kenneth Drake, incoming board president.

Elmwood Franklin, located in North Buffalo, teaches students from preschool through the eighth grade.