Our Story

Democracy Prep Public Schools opened its second high school in Fall 2013. Currently educating freshmen, sophomore, and junior 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!

PRINCIPAL
Matthew Rooney

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Leeanna Cota

GRADES SERVED
9 – 12

CURRENT ENROLLMENT
340 Scholars

The DREAM Team

MATTHEW ROONEY

Principal

LEEANNA COTA

Assistant Principal

TAHA ADIB

LeaderU Resident

KATELYN DERRY

Operations Manager

ROBERT CASILLI

Calculus/AP Calculus Teacher and 12th Grade Level Co-Chair

LILIE HUDSON

Algebra I Teacher & 9th Grade Level Chair

JULIE ZARMER

Geometry Teacher

SYDNEY ORTHMANN

Algebra II & Pre-Calculus Teacher

ELIZABETH RAMUNDO

Algebra II & Pre-Calculus Teacher

KEVIN XU

Biology Teacher

TINA LEIMBACH

Physics Teacher

SAMANTHA WHITAKER

Chemistry Teacher

TAYLOR RATLIFF

Biology & Chemistry Teacher

CAITLIN UNGER

Literature II Teacher

LENA OSHINSKIE

American Literature Teacher

CONNOR KOBLINSKI

Literature I Teacher

NICHOLAS NOYES

Senior Literature Teacher

CONRAD LESNEWSKI

Writing II Teacher

BRENNA O'CONNOR

Writing I Teacher

CHRIS TRIZNA

US History & AP US History Teacher and Social Studies Department Head

MATTHEW BEATON

Global History II Teacher and 10th Grade Level Chair

MARCUS TILLMANNS

Global History Teacher

MELIA DOUYON

US History Teacher Resident

AMRITA KHALSA

Change the World & Economics Teacher & 12 Grade Level Chair

YOUNG-EUN KIM

Korean III Teacher & Korean Department Head

MYUNGGYO KIM

Korean II Teacher

HYEJEONG THURMAN

Korean I Teacher

LISA KOWALSKI

Theater Teacher

LAUREN NEMCHIK

Visual Arts Teacher

DWAYNE EDWARDS

Physical Education Teacher

ELIZABETH O'DONNELL

Social Worker

EUNSUNG AUDREY KIM

Social Worker

EMILY RITCHINGS

ACT Department Head

PATRICK MAHANEY

ACT Teacher

JAMIE MACFALTER

ACT Teacher

EZEKIEL TABET

ACT Teacher

NEFERTITI MARTIN

DREAM Coach

LAUREN CURRY

DREAM Coach

SHAY MOSS

College Counselor & 11th Grade Level Chair

NURAH AHMAD

College Counselor

JUSTIN JONES

College Counselor

SABRINA VERAS

Receptionist

MONIFA HEWITT

Registrar

MEREDITH COLLEARY

Operations & Tech Associate

ELIZABETH DEL TORO

Family Impact Coordinator

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

BDO

Jamal Epps

J.P. Morgan Chase

Ken Weiller

EVA Capital Management, LP

Alastair Wood

Citigroup

Brittany Mullings

Compass

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