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 continued in 2015-2016.

Tracy DeOliveira


6 – 8

356 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Emmanuel George

Executive Director

Tracy DeOliveira


David Adekoya

8th Grade Math

Dina Moussa

6th Grade Math

Krystal Nunez

6th Grade Math

Lisa Singletary

6th Grade Math

Nicholas Warley

7th Grade Math

LaTonya Durham

8th Grade Reading

Sara Garvey

8th Grade Reading

Kimberly Joseph

8th Grade Reading

Alrica Rickards

8th Grade Writing

Whitney Smith

7th Grade Writing

Dunja Fairclough

7th Grade Reading

Nikita Philpott

7th Grade Reading

Shannon Davis

7th Grade Reading

Megan Rilkoff

6th Grade Writing

Shetaz Huq

6th Grade Reading

Denonte Mckinney

6th Grade Reading

Martine Samson

8th Grade Science

Marvin Lalin

6th Grade Science

Raqueil Shelton

7th Grade Science

Frody Louis

8th Grade History

David Hunter

7th Grade History

James Russell

6th Grade History

Shenequa Pierre

Head of Academics

Joseph Alvarado

Arts Director

Michael Bova

Physical Education

Rio Dijiwandana

8th Grade ACT

Sendy Ulcena

7th Grade ACT

Cassandra Henry

6th Grade ACT

Nicole Jabanoski


Lissan Hardware

Social Worker

Christopher Cleckley

Middle School Operations Manager

Nelson Rodriguez

Family Impact Coordinator

Tony Boler

Operations & Tech Associate

Amanda Greer

Operations & Data Assosicate

Meredith Brown


Jocelyn Alvarez

Cafeteria Assistant

Christopher Crespo

Facilities Associate

Michael Ortiz

Facilities Associate

Miguela Pineda


Sandra Waddell


Samantha Schulz

Head of Operations

Francisco Mercedes


DPNY Board of Directors

Dr. Robert North

Chair, Harlem Hospital

Josh Pristaw

Vice Chair, GTIS Partners

Brian Berger

Vice Chair, Glocap Search

Doug Snyder

Vice Chair, Starboard Value, L.P.

Roger Berg

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Katie Duffy

Democracy Prep Public Schools

Linda Bell

Barnard College

Trevor Gibbons

Joele Franke, Wilkinson, Brimmer, Katcher

Sean Windsor


Jamal Epps

J.P. Morgan Chase

Ken Weiller

EVA Capital Management, LP

Alastair Wood


Brittany Mullings


Steven Gordon

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Gregory Weston

Winston & Strawn LLP

The Democracy Prep New York Board of Trustees will hold its regular meetings and executive committee during the 2017-18 school year on the following dates:

 Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 8 a.m. (125 Park Ave, New York, NY 10017)
 September 13, 2017, 8:00 a.m., 1767 Park Ave., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10035
 October 10, 2017, 8:00 a.m., location TBD
 November 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m., 207 West 133 St., New York, NY 10030
 January 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m., 240 East 123rd St., New York, NY 10035

  Click to download BPCS Board Meeting Minutes – 2016-17
  Download Annual Report 16-17 

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