Our Story

Democracy Prep Charter School first opened its doors in August 2006 and currently educates scholars in Grades 6 through 8. On account of the tremendous growth scholars have demonstrated each year, Democracy Prep Charter School was ranked the number one public middle school and the number one charter school in the entire city on the 2010 Chancellor’s Progress Report. Upon completion of 8th Grade, scholars transition to Democracy Prep Charter High School where they continue on their paths to success in college and citizenship.

PRINCIPAL
Nakita Green

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Allie Re

GRADES SERVED
6 – 8

CURRENT ENROLLMENT
260 Scholars

 

The DREAM Team

Nakita Green

Principal

Allie Re

Assistant Principal

Nathaniel Saslow

6th Grade Math | Grade Level Leader

Rachel Tyler

6th Grade ELA ACT Teacher

Janette Correa

6th Grade ELA Teacher

Yvonne Jewnell

6th Grade Global Literacy Teacher

Tahlia Charles

6th Grade Science Teacher

Leandro Tejada

7th Grade ELA ACT Teacher

Abigail Capers

7th Grade ELA Teacher

Tyler Dawson

8th Grade History ACT Teacher

Christopher Javier

8th Grade Math ACT Teacher | ACT Coordinator

Chad Bascombe

8th Grade Algebra Teacher

Tiffanne Prentis

8th Grade ELA Teacher

Nicole Harewood

Music Teacher

Allan Sheppard

Physical Education Teacher

Yohanna Mercedes

DREAM Coach

Asjarae Desaussure

DREAM Coach

Elaina Amesquita

Operations Manager

Cesar Lazcano

Administrative Manager

Zulibeth Velazquez

Enrollment Manager

Luis Lazcano

Operations Coordinator

Vanessa Philibert

Receptionist

Dr. Robert North

Chair, Harlem Hospital

Josh Pristaw

Vice Chair, GTIS Partners

Brian Berger

Treasurer, Glocap Search

Doug Snyder

Vice Chair, Starboard Value, L.P.

Roger Berg

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Trevor Gibbons

Prosek Partners

Sean Windsor

BDO USA, LLP

Ken Weiller

Westfield Investment LLC

Alastair Wood

Kindur

Brittany Mullings

Human Resources Business Partner, National Basketball Association

Gregory Weston

Winston & Strawn LLP

Jake Foley III

Khary Barnes

Vice Chair, American Express

Ross Frommer

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Stephanie King

Columbia University

Farida Ilboudo

Columbia University

To contact the Democracy Prep Charter High School Board, please email Boardoftrustees@DemocracyPrep.org

For information about the DPNY Board of Trustees, including minutes and upcoming meeting dates, click here.