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 2019-2020 school year.



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360 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Ryan Silver


Elizabeth Monahan

Assistant Principal

Dunja Varciana

Leader Resident

Nicholas Warley


Ishaq Allison-Konteh

6th Grade Math

Tatum Lloyd

6th Grade Math

Jeannette Martino

6th Grade Math

Amber Harrison

7th Grade Math

William Holmes

7th Grade Math

Martine Samson

7th Grade Math

Virginia Peña

8th Grade Math

Madiu-Aziz Lasisi

8th Grade Math

Diana Aguilar

8th Grade Math

Nicole Jabanoski

6th Grade Reading

Shetaz Huq

6th Grade Reading

Daunaree Simon-Smith

6th Grade Reading

Tracee Gonzalez

7th Grade Reading

Kimberly Joseph

7th Grade Reading

Rachael Pietrocola

7th Grade Reading

Nikita Philpott

8th Grade Reading

Marcterline Rockingster

6th Grade Writing

Sonila Preka

6th Grade Writing

Marquita Gittens

7th Grade Writing

Valentine Alexandre

7th & 8th Grade Writing

Whitney Smith

8th Grade Writing

I'Aisha Jackson

6th Grade Science

Raqueil Shelton

7th Grade Science

Rashaad Washington

8th Grade Science

James Russell

6th Grade History

David Hunter

7th Grade History

Frody Louis

8th Grade History

Joseph Alvarado


Derrick Henry

Physical Education

Lydie Bemba

Visual Arts

Lissan Hardware

Social Worker

Sandra Waddell


Aleshia Black

Operations Associate

Anthony Diaz

Operations & Tech Associate

Christopher Crespo

Facilities Associate

Michael Ortiz

Facilities Associate

Francisco Mercedes


Luis Arroyo

Operations Associate

DPNY Board of Directors

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

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

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