Our Story

Democracy Prep Public Schools opened its second high school in Fall 2013. Currently educating 9-12 scholars, Democracy Prep Harlem seeks to build on the success of Democracy Prep Harlem Middle School and our flagship high school to ensure that more scholars are on the path to success in college and citizenship. Through rigorous academics, authentic civic opportunities, and a variety of extracurricular activities, our scholars will continue to DREAM BIG!

Check out our 2018 graduating class below!

PRINCIPAL
Katelyn Derry

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
Philicia Davis 
Jessica Wall

GRADES SERVED
9 – 12

CURRENT ENROLLMENT
340 Scholars

The DREAM Team

KATELYN DERRY

Principal

PHILICIA DAVIS

Assistant Principal

JESS WALL

Assistant Principal & Director of PACE

LILIE HUDSON

Leader U Resident

PAUL BARON

Algebra I Teacher

ROBERT CASILLI

Geometry Teacher

SYDNEY ORTHMANN

Algebra II/Precalculus Teacher

ELIZABETH RAMUNDO

Calculus/AP Calculus AB Teacher & Math Department Head

HANNAH LUNA

Chemistry Teacher

KEVIN XU

Physics Teacher

NATALIA ORTIZ

Biology Teacher

CONNOR KOBLINSKI

English I Teacher

ARMANI MINES

English I Teacher

VICTORIA RICHARDS

American Literature Teacher

THERESA LIN

English II Teacher

ALEX WEILHAMMER

Senior Literature Teacher

FRANCISCO SMITH

English II Teacher

MARKUS TILLMANNS

Change The World Teacher

CONRAD LESNEWSKI

Global I Teacher

MELIA DOUYON

Global II Teacher

CHRIS TRIZNA

US History & AP US History Teacher

MYUNGGYO KIM

Korean II Teacher

YOUNG-EUN KIM

Korean III Teacher

SOOJIN CHOI KIM

Korean I Teacher

KELSEY SCHMITZ

Theater Teacher

DWAYNE EDWARDS

Physical Education Teacher

MATTHEW VIDMAR

Visual Arts Teacher

Kayla Brock

Teaching Resident

CHRYSTINE JOHNSON

Social Worker

PHILLIP TENEBAUM

Social Worker

ERIC PEARSON

Social Worker

RACHEL KILBERT

PACE Teacher

EMILY SIMONELLI

PACE Teacher

PATRICK MAHANEY

ACT Teacher and Coordinator

ARUNA CHUNG-A-HING

ACT Teacher

ABIDA ALI

PACE/ACT Teacher

ASIA ROBINSON

PACE/ACT Teacher

ABIKE SONUBI

PACE/ACT Teacher

NAZIFA CHOWDHURY

College Counselor

SHANIECE DEVIEUX

College Counselor

LAUREN CURRY

DREAM Coach

JESSICA CANTEY

DREAM Coach

MEREDITH COLLEARY

Operations Manager

SABRINA VERAS

Administrative Manager

MIGUEL GOMEZ

Operations Coordinator

DPNY Board of Directors

  Click to download DPH 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 minutes and upcoming meeting dates, click here.