Our Story

Bronx Prep is Democracy Prep’s first New York campus outside of Harlem. Over its nearly 14 years of operation, Bronx Prep Charter School has developed a reputation as a widely respected institution serving a high-needs pocket of New York City. Concerned that it was not doing all it could to prepare underserved middle and high school students for higher education, community involvement, and lifelong success through a structured environment of high expectations, the Bronx Prep Board of Trustees chose Democracy Prep to manage the school for the 2014-15 school year and has continued through into the 2020-2021 school year.

 

 

GRADES SERVED
6 – 8

CURRENT ENROLLMENT
380 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Ryan Silver

Assistant Superintendent and Bronx Prep Middle School Principal

Dunja Varciana

Principal-In-Residence

Nikita Philpott

Assistant Principal

Nicholas Warley

Dean Of Culture

Aleshia Kellman

Operations Manager

Sandra Waddell

Administration Manager

Angelique Rios

Operations Coordinator

Kassandra Lewis

Operations Coordinator

Yolanda Rosario

Operations Coordinator

Michael Ortiz

Facilities Associate

Jose Hernandez

Facilities Associate

Francisco Mercedes

Security

Michelle Espinal

Social Worker

Christine Gomez

Social Worker

Sonila Preka

School Counselor

Shehtaz Huq

English Language Arts Teacher

Nicole Jabanoski

English Language Arts Teacher

Tracee Gonzalez

English Language Arts Teacher

Whitney Smith

English Language Arts Teacher

Marcterline Rockingster

English Language Arts Teacher

Valentina Alexandre

English Language Arts Teacher

Daunaree Simon-Smith

English Language Arts Teacher

James Russell

English Language Arts Teacher

Kristan Justice

English Language Arts Teacher

Ishaq Allison-Konteh

Mathematics Teacher

Jeannette Martino

Mathematics Teacher

Aleshia Black

Mathematics Teacher

Martine Samson

Mathematics Teacher

William Holmes

Mathematics Teacher

Virginia Peña

Mathematics Teacher

Diana Aguilar

Mathematics Teacher

Madiu-Aziz Lasisi

Mathematics Teacher

Raqueil Shelton

Science Teacher

Rashaad Washington

Science Teacher

Marquita Gittens

Science Teacher

Audra Gordon

Science Teacher

Khadijah Lewis

Blended Learning Teacher

David Hunter

History Teacher

Frody Louis

History Teacher

Anna Escobal

History Teacher

Lydie Bemba

Visual Arts Teacher

Zane Rudolfo

Music Teacher

Derrick Henry

Physical Education Teacher

DPNY Board of Directors

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

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To contact the DPNY Board, please email Boardoftrustees@DemocracyPrep.org

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