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.

Nakita Green

Allie Re

6 – 8

260 Scholars


The DREAM Team

Nakita Green


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

Ryan Kelly

7th Grade History Teacher

Kofi Jackson

7th Grade Math Teacher

Tania Jarjoura

7th Grade Science Teacher

Carolyn Swen

8th Grade ELA Teacher

Tyler Dawson

8th Grade History ACT Teacher

Adreanna Halliman

8th Grade Science Teacher

Christopher Javier

8th Grade Math ACT Teacher | ACT Coordinator

Brittany Bullock

8th Grade Math Teacher

Chad Bascombe

8th Grade Algebra Teacher

Tiffanne Prentis

8th Grade ELA Teacher

Nicole Harewood

Music Teacher

Mason Delman

Theater Teacher

Allan Sheppard

Physical Education Teacher

Amanda Abady

Social Worker

Yohanna Mercedes


Asjarae Desaussure


Elaina Amesquita

Operations Manager

Cesar Lazcano

Administrative Manager

Zulibeth Velazquez

Enrollment Manager

Luis Lazcano


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


Ken Weiller

Westfield Investment LLC

Alastair Wood


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.